Many great drivers have driven in Formula 1, won races, taken pole position, driven for the greatest teams in the sport - many of them have never come anywhere near as close to winning a World Championship as Felipe Massa did at his home track in 2008.
Don’t ever forget that, as you reflect on the news that the 11-time GP winner will not return to Ferrari for 2014, after eight seasons and all of his victories coming with the team from 2006 to 2008.
It is one of the damnedest shames in motor racing that, after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a freak accident while qualifying for the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix, that he never returned to his winning form.
Best of luck to him, whatever he does next.
- Engine: 2.9 L twin-turbocharged Tipo F120A V8
- Power: 471 HP
- Weight: 1,100 kg (2,400 lb)
- Top Speed: 201 MPH
Image by Gil Folk
Screw your photos, I want my Itasha.
I’m having a hard time deciding whether the Mach 5 Ferrari or the EVA-01 McLaren is my favorite.