user icon

Felipe Massa reveals toughest team mates

  • Published on 08 Nov 2016 14:17
  • comments 0
  • By: Dominik Wilde

Felipe Massa has spoken of who he believes were his toughest team mates, ahead of his final home Grand Prix this weekend.

The Brazilian will call time on his career later this month, after more than 250 Grands Prix, which he contested for Sauber, Ferrari, and Williams.

Massa said that Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher were the toughest teammates during his career, although he is still friends with the pair.

"Alonso always treated me well, we never had problems," he said, "but he was always nicer in front of me than behind."

"He (Alonso) gave me a hug [after the retirement announcement] and I said 'You were a son of a bitch, but I like you a lot'."

As for Schumacher, the Brazilian called his former Ferrari colleague more of a "teacher" than a team mate.

"I visited him when he was sleeping. It was not an easy thing," Massa revealed, referring to Schumacher's recovery from a 2013 skiing crash.

"The family has the right to do whatever it wants and not say what is happening," he insisted.

Aside from team mates, Massa said that money was one of the biggest challenges of his career.

"In Formula Renault I only had six races and the results really mattered," said the Williams driver. "I sold an Astra (road car) to pay the bills."

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Alpine F1
  • Points 182
  • Podiums 0
  • Grand Prix 170
  • Country ES
  • Date of b. Jul 29 1981 (40)
  • Place of b. Oviedo, ES
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.71 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar