MILAN, Italy – Felipe Massa has announced he will retire from Formula 1 after the last race of the 2016 season, the Abu Dhabi GP.
It will be his 250th GP.
He’s been racing for 15 years and has won 11 F1 GP. His current employer, since 2014, is the Williams team but he also drove for Sauber and Ferrari.
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Massa spoke about his retirement in Milan ahead of the 2016 Monza F1 GP – chosen, he said, because of his admiration for Michael Schumacher and Milan being where he announced his ‘first’ retirement 10 years earlier.
The driver was accompanied by Williams boss Claire Williams and, a media release reported, took some time out to give thought to about the Monza race weekend.
Massa said he was excited about the race because he was a favourite with his home crowd expressed his excitement about the upcoming race, being a big favourite with the home crowd because of his time spent in Milan with Ferrari.