Massa looking for rewarding final Singapore Grand Prix


Felipe Massa - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Felipe Massa heads into his final Singapore Grand Prix admitting that it is one of the more difficult races on the Formula 1 calendar, although the veteran Brazilian says he has a good feeling racing around the Marina Bay circuit.

Having announced his retirement from Formula 1 during the Italian Grand Prix weekend, Massa only has seven races of his career to go, and the Williams Martini Racing driver is looking forward to racing at Singapore this weekend despite the heat and humidity playing a big factor.

Massa has a best finish of fifth in Singapore back in 2014, but it was also the scene of one of his decisive moments of his career when he left the pits with his fuel rig still attached while driving for Scuderia Ferrari in 2008, which not only cost him a race win but also potentially the championship that season.

“Singapore is one of the few night races that we have, together with Bahrain and Abu Dhabi,” said Massa. “It’s a very difficult race.

“It’s very humid and so hot; a tricky race for everybody and one of the hardest on the calendar. That said, I really enjoy racing there and it’s a very rewarding track.

“It’s always a good feeling racing in Singapore.”