Massa admits that his wife wants him to retire from racing

Felipe Massa with son Felipinho and wife Rafaela

Felipe Massa with son Felipinho and wife Rafaela

If his wife Rafaela had made the decision for him, Felipe Massa would now be a retired Formula 1 driver.

Having lost his Ferrari seat after eight years with the Scuderia, the Brazilian is switching to the beleaguered British team Williams for 2014.

Massa, 32, admitted that Rafaela would have preferred if he decided instead to stay at home with their young son.

“She actually wants me to stop racing,” Massa, who was almost fatally injured in a 2009 qualifying crash in Hungary, told O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.

“But she also knows that I am not happy just to be at home – my happiness is to race, and she also wants the best for me.

“I’ve even talked about continuing to compete in another category when I leave Formula 1,” he added. (GMM)

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  • McLarenfan

    Felipe would be lost at this time if he packed in racing and what would Rob do at Williams without his sidekick. You only have to look on twit to see how Felipe cares about his boy but he still needs to show what he has learned over the years and show Ferrari what they have lost now he has gone.
    I think Felipe at Williams will give them the feedback they need to get the new car in to the points on a regular basis this year just like Rubens gave them the car that Malfunctionado got his win with, this time they need to keep the right driver lineup.