Massa quizzed by the F1 paddock
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Massa quizzed by the F1 paddock

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When this popular, respected racer announced his retirement, F1 Racing gave his paddock peers the chance to get Felipe Massa's views on a variety of subjects

In an emotional press conference at Monza, Felipe Massa revealed that this season of Formula 1, his 14th, will be his last. Massa, 35, chose to make the announcement at the Italian Grand Prix, just as his great friend and Ferrari mentor Michael Schumacher had done 10 years earlier.

For eight seasons Massa was a Ferrari racer and scored all of his 11 wins with the Italian team. Two landmarks stand out in his career: the championship he held for a matter of seconds until Lewis Hamilton passed Timo Glock at the final corner of the 2008 Brazilian GP to snatch the title from Massa's grasp; and the accident that nearly cost him his life the following year.

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