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Felipe Massa: “It’s impossible to explain my feelings”

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Felipe Massa - Credit: Andrew Hone/Williams

Felipe Massa may have crashed out of his final Brazilian Grand Prix but the Brazilian left his home track lost for words after a great outpouring of emotion, not just from the Brazilian fans but also other members of the Formula 1 fraternity as he walked back to his pit box.

The Williams Martini Racing driver carried the Brazilian flag proudly above his head as he walked back to the pits with the ovation of the fans, but then saw the mechanics from both the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team and Scuderia Ferrari team applauding him as he walked passed.

Massa admitted that what happened at that time will never be forgotten, especially as he was greeted by his wife and son in a flood of tears.

“It’s impossible to explain my feelings from today, for everything that has happened,” said Massa. “So much love. We couldn’t finish the race. I wanted to finish in the right way, with the flag on the top.

“Unfortunately, I couldn’t, but I think God knows what to do. I was just walking, in front of my people, with this amazing reaction. Not just from the fans but from all the people in Formula One coming out to clap their hands for me. It’s impossible to explain these emotions.

“I never expected this in my life, I don’t think I deserved as much as this. The minimum I can say is thank you very much to everyone, all the people I’ve worked with, all of the fans. I will never forget this day.”

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