Massa wants to celebrate after final race

Date published: November 23 2016 - Editor

Ahead of his final and 250th race, Felipe Massa is expecting yet another emotional race after his home Grand Prix in Brazil two weeks ago.

Already coming off a tear-jerking Brazilian Grand Prix, where he was lauded by the crowd and teams at the paddock, Massa is hoping Abu Dhabi will be more of a celebration than a farewell.

“It’s going to be another emotional one!” Massa said.

“You try not think about it too much when you’re in the car, you just try to do as good a job as you can.

“It’s a really nice track to drive, there are lots of fans who really enjoy themselves at the track and outside of the track and it is, of course, a twilight race which is interesting for us and everyone watching.

“I really hope the final, and 250th race of my Formula One career, can be a fantastic one. We will of course have a big party! Hopefully we can celebrate with a great result.”

Aiming to pip Force India to fourth on the Constructors’ Championship, Massa and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas completed 2-3 finish at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Williams are 27-points behind Force India on the Championship table as Bottas told reporters after the race the Grove-based franchise need to throw the kitchen sink at them if they are to have any chance of pipping them.