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Massa Expects Emotional Farewell at Home

Saying to Ferrari at his home track be special for Felipe Massa.

is where the Brazilian driver through some memorable with Ferrari. Those the most incredible race of his One career in 2006 and one of the greatest after losing the world on the last lap in 2008.

It’s where he clinched his last F1 win years ago.

The lack of results since then has in part, to the team’s decision to him with former world Kimi Raikkonen next Massa will drive for in 2014.

It will be very emotional at Interlagos for Ferrari for the final the 32-year-old Massa said this weekend’s race at the track in Sao Paulo.

Sunday’s Grand Prix will Massa’s 139th race Ferrari, second most to champion Michael Schumacher. In his years with the Italian Massa won 11 races — none memorable than his first at

Winning here in 2006, in my year with Ferrari, was the most incredible race of my Massa said. I had a special suit featuring the yellow and colors of our national flag and on the top step of the podium was more I had ever expected from my

For a Brazilian to win this race, like winning the world It was the most emotional race of my and I remember it as though it was yesterday.

One of the most disappointing moments came at Interlagos.

Massa won the in 2008 but lost the title by a point after Lewis made a last-turn pass his McLaren to finish fifth and the trophy. Massa cried realizing his victory was not enough.

I win the title, but I did win the race and also pole position and set the fastest lap of the Massa said. So I did everything that weekend, which it very special as well.

Although Massa hasn’t higher than sixth in the championship since his runner-up in 2008, he said he is still of his time with the Italian

I’d like to be remembered as an component of the Ferrari team, said. We had great times winning races and championships and we lived through some moments. I am proud to be part of history. It was always my dream to for Ferrari.

Massa is only eighth in the championship heading into the GP this season. He has 106 points, 121 than Ferrari teammate Alonso, who is second in the standings, and 266 less than title Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull.

The thing at stake for Massa and in Brazil is second place in the championship. Ferrari trails by 15 points with 43 at stake at Red Bull already secured trophy.

Just competing in the GP is a dream for all Brazilian racing Massa said. I remember in the grandstands when I was a kid, Ayrton Senna, Nelson and even Rubens Barrichello. that, to race there in One is a feeling that is hard to


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