Felipe Massa will run a special livery for the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, his final home race and penultimate grand prix.
The two-time Brazilian Grand Prix winner will retire at the end of 2016, with Lance Stroll taking his place at Williams alongside Valtteri Bottas. As part of the celebrations of Massa’s career, Williams title sponsor Martini has adapted his car to carry Massa’s name in the middle of its logo, as well as the word ‘Obrigado’ – meaning ‘Thank You’ in Portuguese – on the rear wing.
“I’ve always said that I drive the best looking car on the grid, but this takes it to a whole other level,” Massa said. “I’ve never known a sponsor to do this for a driver before.
“It’s an honour and I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit emotional about it. But it goes to show that because of MARTINI’s heritage in racing, they are more than just a sponsor. They are a true partner and fan of this beautiful sport. I’ve been lucky to have them as part of my team the last three years.”
.@MassaFelipe19 checking out his special #BrazilGP livery courtesy of @Martini_drinks #ObrigadoMassa #WeAreRacing pic.twitter.com/7fB057QNvT
— WILLIAMS RACING (@WilliamsRacing) November 10, 2016
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