Massa: Fernando, we will meet again on track, this time I will try not to let you through

15 December, 2013

Felipe Massa with the Ferrari engine gift from Luca di Montezemolo

Felipe Massa with the Ferrari engine gift from Luca di Montezemolo

It was a very special Christmas lunch for Felipe Massa, as he bid farewell to Ferrari with which he has shared over ten years of his racing and personal life, having enjoyed a close link to this team and so many of its people over the years.

“We started together so many years ago and I want to thank all of you, mechanics, engineers, everyone who works at the track and behind the scenes in Maranello,” said an emotional Felipe.

“Each one of you has always given me so much support, especially in the most difficult moments and I will never forget what Ferrari did for me when I had my accident in 2009. It’s in these circumstances that one understands what it means to be really loved and the atmosphere at Ferrari and the unique feeling of being part of the family is something I will miss a lot.”

Felipe Massa during his final weekend as a Ferrari F1 driver at Interlagos in November

Felipe Massa during his final weekend as a Ferrari F1 driver -Interlagos 2013

There was also a special thanks for Team Principal, Stefano Domenicali: “I look on you as my big brother,” continued Massa. “I thank you for everything you have done for me and for the opportunities you and the President [Luca di Montezemolo] have given me.”

Finally Massa  had an affectionate word for his friend and team-mate Fernando Alonso, joking about the incident in the 2010 German Grand Prix. “Thanks also to you Fer, we will meet again on track and this time I will try not to let you through.”

Massa will now head home to Brazil to join his family before embarking on his new adventure in Formula 1. He will be taking with him a gift from President Montezemolo, namely the engine from the F2008 that took him within touching distance of the world title in 2008. (Ferrari)

Subbed by AJN.


  • Red Bull Cheats

    Massa, Fernando will pass you so quick you won’t even see him coming.

  • Ankit

    did massa forgot blue flag rule ?

  • O’Ferrari

    Bahahahaha blue flag. Brilliant.

  • McLarenfan

    Felipe Massa gets an engine and Alonso gets the exhaust Mmmmmm. Nice parting words I will not let you through lol.
    But I still hear no words about Rob Smedley joining Williams??

  • Ankit

    @FakeAnkit Please do not use my name and comment here! Also it’s “Did Massa forget the blue flag rule?” If you’re using my handle, then at least, learn to type it out properly. Thank you

  • Nemo Nobody

    very well said Felipe…”I try”….:)

  • Tinto

    Massa was just stupid with his comment. He accepted his status and he knows Alonso is a better driver.

  • matthew

    Massa was joking, just a handful of idiots reading into a poorly chosen article title. What a beautiful going away present! I would put it in my living room!

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » appearance » Widgets » and move a widget into Advertise Widget Zone