Felipe Massa
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"Felipe Massa" is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver who currently drives for Williams F1/Williams. Massa started his career in go-karting from the age of eight continuing in national and regional championships for seven years. He moved into Formula Chevrolet and claimed the championship. He moved in Italian Formula Renault in 2000 and won the title along with the European championship. Massa went into Euro Formula 3000 taking the championship.

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For me, it is ok that everyone talks about Rossi. It means I can just calmly focus on what I have to do.

It's a fantastic feeling -- the team did a great job in the winter. We performed much better with a heavy fuel load and it all went really well for me. It's the best way to start the championship -- second place and fighting for first. I hope I can do this many times.

Before each grand prix, the objective is to win it.

I must say it really was a pity. When I spun I was very close to Alonso. During the pit spot I lost a lot of time. It's a pity that I've come away from this race with no points.

He's never even driven go-karts. He's a huge talent but he has to decide whether to choose F1 or motorcycling.

My contract doesn't say anything (about status), it says that I have to do my best and that the team will give me full support and I have seen that in testing.

When I came to Formula One the first year, he came to me and he said, 'No! You really made it! I remember you.

I am aware of the responsibility it places on me, and I cannot wait to be part of a team like Ferrari, alongside the best driver in the world.

After a few months working at Ferrari, I realized that it was the best thing that could have happened, ... I would say even that I had my university education at Ferrari.