Felipe Massa Leaving Ferrari
Felipe Massa will not return to Ferrari next season. Massa, who announced his move on Twitter, has been with the famous Formula One team since 2006.
The move paves the way for Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen, who won the 2007 world championship for Ferrari to return to the team next year as a teammate to Fernando Alonso.
“From 2014 I will no longer be driving for Ferrari,” Massa tweeted. “I would like to thank the team for all the victories and incredible moments experienced together.
“Thank you also to my wife and all of my family, to my fans and all my sponsors. From each one of you I have always received great support! Right now I want to push as hard as possible with Ferrari for the remaining seven races.”
Massa has spent eight seasons as a Ferrari race driver, during which time he has won 11 Grands Prix and contributed to two constructors’ titles.
However, he hasn’t won a race since narrowly losing out to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 drivers’ championship and has only one podium to his name this season.
Still, the 32-year-old hopes to race next season.
“For next year, I want to find a team that can give me a competitive car to win many more races and challenge for the championship which remains my greatest objective,” he said.