Ferrari have sent a touching tribute to their former driver Felipe Massa who will race his final grand prix in Abu Dhabi this weekend.
The team posted on their official website: “The whole of Ferrari sends its greetings to Felipe Massa on his last competitive weekend of Formula 1.”
“Felipe has been connected to the Scuderia for over 10 years including eight as a race driver featuring 11 wins, 15 pole positions, 36 podiums and very nearly the world title in 2008.”
“His competitive qualities and great passion have made him one of the Scuderia drivers most loved by fans around the world.”
“We send a big thanks to you Felipe for these wonderful years together, for the generosity that has always marked you on track and off, and for how you have successfully combined humanity and professionalism in a complex environment such as Formula 1.”
“Obrigado Felipe, good luck for your future projects and a big hug to you and your wonderful family from all of us at Ferrari,” concluded the message.
Massa ends his career as a Williams driver, with 11 victories in 249 grand prix starts. His final race will be his 250th in Formula 1.