Right now, Felipe Massa should have been enjoying his Formula 1 retirement. The plan was to race in another series, but the focus would be on enjoyment, away from the F1 pressure cooker, while spending more time with his family.
But then he got a call, shortly after he attended the Williams Christmas party. Valtteri Bottas was on his way to Mercedes and Williams wanted him back.
Massa didn't need long to think about it. "I've never heard anyone so happy and excited, so it was a big relief for us," says deputy team principal Claire Williams.