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Old 6 Nov 2017, 15:00 (Ref:3779027)   #1
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Felipe Massa to retire from F1 after 2017 season

Felipe Massa to retire from F1 after 2017 season.

http://classic.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/132857
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Old 6 Nov 2017, 15:19 (Ref:3779029)   #2
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i would say sad news but knew it was coming.

during my time watching F1, he was certainly one of my favorites. not so much in terms of pure talent but in terms of good people and perseverance he was always near or at the top!

certainly the type of athlete i will find myself following to whatever series or endeavour he takes on next so best of luck to him!

from his retirement post on instagram, he sounds like he will be driving in both Brazil and Abu Dhabi...for sure he will race in Brazil but still not sure about Abu Dhabi as its a sensible choice for Williams to try out one of their hopefuls.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbEpDP-g...=massafelipe19

am i correct is thinking that he is also the last of the Schumi team mates?
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Old 6 Nov 2017, 15:53 (Ref:3779038)   #3
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Good for Massa that he wants to keep racing elsewhere. I find it difficult to assess how he's done against Stroll this year, simply because I'm not completely sure what I make of Stroll. He certainly hasn't done a bad job and has always been around the points positions where it looked like Williams would have a chance. However, it's Lance who has ended up with the bigger finishing positions. All the best to him anyway and I hope he has fun in Abu Dhabi and particularly Interlagos.
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Old 6 Nov 2017, 17:25 (Ref:3779055)   #4
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I would like to see Massa in stockcar brasil, that is one mega series
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Old 6 Nov 2017, 18:51 (Ref:3779066)   #5
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He was a great "wingman"
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Old 6 Nov 2017, 19:08 (Ref:3779070)   #6
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It was nice to see him comeback for one more, even if he is not quite what he was. There’s no doubt IMHO he’s become more number 2 these days. At least he can now enjoy other motorsports
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Old 6 Nov 2017, 19:15 (Ref:3779073)   #7
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Top guy, decent peddler. I hope he has fun in his (F1) retirement.
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Old 6 Nov 2017, 22:14 (Ref:3779104)   #8
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Already posted a number of days ago on another thread.

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Old 6 Nov 2017, 23:24 (Ref:3779116)   #9
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Ooops, at least this is Massa specific and we can all discuss his career in F1 and his future in motorsport.
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Old 6 Nov 2017, 23:27 (Ref:3779117)   #10
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Not bad for Williams either considering Stroll paid for his year!!
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It seems right that he is leaving at a time of his choosing, rather than being forced out. I get the feeling he will be part of Formula E for a few years, and could prove valuable to any team with F1 experience looking to move in that direction.
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Old 7 Nov 2017, 06:34 (Ref:3779173)   #12
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The closest non-champion champion there ever has been.
Congratulations on a long and successful career Felipe.
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It seems right that he is leaving at a time of his choosing, rather than being forced out.
??? But he made it clear he wanted to stay for 2018 and quit when it was clear he wouldn’t be retained!
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After he was within one corner of winning the WDC in 2008, I assumed that he would become WDC one day - or at least would have another chance or two. His performances in that year were really excellent.

I did not realise until I just checked that his win at that race in Brazil in 2008 was his last in F1. A few months later he was lucky to be alive after that accident. I guess we will never know if that had any affect on his driving.

I think the time is right for him to move on.
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??? But he made it clear he wanted to stay for 2018 and quit when it was clear he wouldn’t be retained!
He has only said that part of him wanted to stay on. The other part recognises it is time to move on.
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