Felipe Massa last weekend announced his retirement from Formula 1 at the end of the 2017 season, a declaration that was expected by many. The upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix will be his last at home, before ending his career in Abu Dhabi.
12 months ago, Massa thought his career was over after retiring, only to be brought back by Williams when Valtteri Bottas departed for Mercedes. However, he has assured the motorsport world that this time, he will not be returning.
Tributes have flooded in for the 11-time race winner, who spent much of his career at Ferrari.
You had a great career my friend ??— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) ___Escaped_link_61ae211c91683___
Thanks for the great memories ! We wish you all the best ! ???? pic.twitter.com/xR5XRZchMf— Spa-Francorchamps (@circuitspa) ___Escaped_link_61ae211c9168f___
A great privilege to work with you this last year ___Escaped_link_61ae211c91690___ such a professional and always enjoying the day's work!— Paddy Lowe (@paddylowe) ___Escaped_link_61ae211c91691___
___Escaped_link_61ae211c91692___ happy retirement felipe! enjoy the last two races! best, nico— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) ___Escaped_link_61ae211c91693___
Damon Hill (@HillF1) ___Escaped_link_61ae211c91697___
There are not many superstar racedrivers in the world, and even less such great guys as @MassaFelipe19 ! Thanks mate!— alex wurz (@alex_wurz) November 5, 2017
? Another fond farewell for Felipe in Brazil https://t.co/UNPDdaht7b— Channel 4 F1® (@C4F1) ___Escaped_link_61ae211c9169b___
???— Stoffel Vandoorne (@svandoorne) ___Escaped_link_61ae211c9169c___
A true class act and one corner away from being a world champion...fantastic career. Congrats https://t.co/Aiir79Fsfe— Zak Brown (@ZBrownCEO) November 4, 2017
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