Felipe Massa might have hung up his racing helmet full time, the Formula 1 driver will retire at the end of this 2016 Formula 1 season, but that has not killed his racing spirit.
Motorsports fans will still get to see Felipe Massa in action when he competes in January's Race Of Champions to be held in Miami, Florida. The Brazilian is not new to this format, he made his debut in 2004 at the Stade de France in Paris.
He later raced again the following year, also in Paris. Felipe Massa made his return this format at London in 2015.
Felipe Massa in his Formula 1 career has amassed 11 Grand Prix wins and over 40 podium finish. Most importantly, in 2008 he finished just one point behind Lewis Hamilton for the driver's championship.
Commenting on his return to the Race Of Champions for another year, Massa said it is fantastic pleasure for him to participate in the event.
He further said, that the event is a big challenge and its a great idea to have a race with best drivers from different formats of racing. He was looking forward to meeting his old friend and fellow Brazilian Tony Kanaan.
When he raced in this format in 2004, both Kanaan and Massa made up a good combination as he beat Sébastien Loeb and Michael Schumacher till they were given penalties for touching the guard rails too much.
Other drivers who have confirmed their participation at the Race Of Champions which is scheduled for January 21-22, 2017 at Miami's Marlins Park include current Ferrari's Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel, Tom Kristensen, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Travis Pastrana, Petter Solberg and Kurt Busch.
The Race Of Champions is an international motorsport event featuring some of the best drivers from racing and rallying which includes Formula One, World Rally Championship, IndyCar, NASCAR, sportscars and touring cars compete against each other and going head-to-head in identical cars.