Ferrari using Schumaker for Felipe Massa

Ferrari using Schumaker for Felipe Massa

ROME, July 29 (UPI) -- Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher will replace injured Felipe Massa on the Ferrari team in upcoming races.
Massa said responding in hospital

Massa said responding in hospital

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 27 (UPI) -- Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa is able to move his hands and legs and can communicate after a crash in Hungary, officials said Monday.
Massa in critical condition after crash

Massa in critical condition after crash

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 25 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa was in critical condition after suffering a fractured skull Saturday during qualifying for the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix.

Report: F1 chief wants new scoring system

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Bernie Ecclestone, the head of Formula One, plans to introduce a revamped scoring system next season, the BBC reported.
Massa wins race, but Hamilton wins title

Massa wins race, but Hamilton wins title

SAO PAULO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Brazil's Felipe Massa won Sunday's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Sao Paolo, but England's Lewis Hamilton clinched the Formula One World championship.

Penalty costs Hamilton at Belgian F1 race

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa was declared the winner of Sunday's Formula One Belgian Grand Prix when Lewis Hamilton was penalized by race stewards.

Hamilton takes the German Grand Prix

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, July 20 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's German Grand Prix auto race by driving his No. 22 McLaren Mercedes 5.5 seconds ahead of Nelson Piquet Jr.

Hamilton grabs German Grand Prix pole

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, July 19 (UPI) -- McLaren's Lewis Hamilton grabbed the pole position in Saturday's qualifying for the Formula One German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.

Massa wins French Grand Prix

MAGNY COURS, France, June 22 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa beat Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to capture Sunday's Formula One Prix of France in Magny Cours.

Robert Kubica wins latest Formula 1 race

MONTREAL, June 8 (UPI) -- Robert Kubica won Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Canada auto race in Montreal.

Lewis Hamilton wins Grand Prix of Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, May 25 (UPI) -- England's Lewis Hamilton drove his McLaren to victory at Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco, 3.064 seconds ahead of BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica.

Massa takes pole position in Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, May 24 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa will man the pole position in Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco in Monte Carlo.

Massa wins auto race in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 11 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa captured his second straight Formula 1 auto race Sunday, taking the checkered flag at the Grand Prix of Turkey in Istanbul.

Raikkonen wins Spanish Grand Prix

BARCELONA, Spain, April 27 (UPI) -- Kimi Raikkonen captured Sunday's Formula One Spanish Grand Prix auto race in Barcelona, Spain, 3.228 seconds ahead of Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa.

Massa wins Bahrain Grand Prix

SAHKIR, Bahrain, April 6 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa Sunday captured his second straight Bahrain Grand Prix in Sahkir.
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Felipe Massa
Bahrain's Formula One Grand Prix winner, Ferrari's Felipe Massa followed McLaren's Lewis Hamilton on Sunday April 15, 2007. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished third. (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)

Felipe Massa (Portuguese pronunciation: , born 25 April 1981) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver. He finished second in the 2008 Drivers' World Championship, and is under contract to race for Scuderia Ferrari until the end of the 2012 season.

Born in São Paulo, Massa is a Brazilian whose grandfather emigrated from Cerignola, Italy.

Massa began karting when he was 8 years old, finishing fourth in his first season. He continued in national and international championships for 7 years, and in 1998 moved into Formula Chevrolet, finishing the Brazilian championship in fifth place. During the following season, he won 3 of the 10 races and claimed the championship. In 2000, he moved to Europe to compete in the Italian Formula Renault series, winning both the Italian and the European Formula Renault championships that year. He could have moved to Formula Three, but instead chose the Euro Formula 3000, where he won 6 of the 8 races and the championship. He was then offered a Formula 1 test with the Sauber team, who signed him for 2002. He also drove for Alfa Romeo in the European Touring Car Championship as a guest driver.

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