Kubica wins pole position in Bahrain

SAHKIR, Bahrain, April 5 (UPI) -- Robert Kubica captured the pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix during Saturday's qualifying in Sahkir.

Hamilton crashes his car in Bahrain

SAHKIR, Bahrain, April 4 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton escaped injury Friday after a crash during a qualifying run for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix auto race in Sahkir.

Raikkonen wins Malaysian Grand Prix

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 23 (UPI) -- Kimi Raikkonen won Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur, finishing nearly 20 seconds ahead of Robert Kubica.

Hamilton wins Formula One season opener

MELBOURNE, March 16 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's season-opening Formula One Australian Grand Prix auto race in Melbourne.

Raikkonen wins Formula One points title

SAO PAULO, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Kimi Raikkonen won Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix at Sao Paulo to earn Formula One's drivers championship.

Report: Massa to return to Ferrari

FIJI, Japan, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Formula One driver Felipe Massa Friday said he will be back with Ferrari next season.

Raikkonen leads all the way at Spa

SPA FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Pole winner Kimi Raikkonen never trailed in Sunday's Belgium Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps.

Alonso wins Italian Grand Prix auto race

MONZA, Italy, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Fernando Alonso was dominant Sunday in winning the Formula One Italian Grand Prix auto race at Monza, Italy.

Massa captures Turkish Grand Prix

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa was dominant Sunday while winning the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul, Turkey.

Raikkonen wins Grand Prix of Europe pole

NURBURG, Germany, July 21 (UPI) -- Kimi Raikkonen clocked a 1-minute, 31.45-second lap to win pole position in Sunday's Grand Prix of Europe.

Raikkonen captures the British GP

LONDON, July 8 (UPI) -- Kimi Raikkonen captured the Formula One British Grand Prix Formula One race Sunday at Silverstone, England.

Raikkonen wins the French Grand Prix

MAGNY-COURS, France, July 1 (UPI) -- Kimi Raikkonen Sunday captured the Formula One French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours, France.

Report: Ferrari sues technical staffer

MODENA, Italy, June 22 (UPI) -- Nigel Stepney, a longtime member of the racing team's technical staff, has been sued by Ferrari.

Alonso captures the Grand Prix of Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, May 27 (UPI) -- Fernando Alonso won the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco in Monte Carlo Sunday, crossing the finish line four seconds ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Massa wins the Spanish Grand Prix

BARCELONA, Spain, May 13 (UPI) -- Felipe Massa Sunday captured the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona, Spain.
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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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