April 2018 Father And Son
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Felipe Massa said farewell to his home Brazilian Formula One fans in the way he wanted on Sunday November 12, thanking them from the Interlagos podium after a seventh place that felt like a victory.
The Williams driver, whose last win was at the same circuit in 2008 when he finished runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in the championship, savoured every minute of his final Grand Prix on home soil. There was a lump in the throat of many commentators and fans around the world, as the 36-year-old's son Felipinho hailed his father over the team radio after the chequered flag.
'Daddy I am so proud of you,' said the eight-year-old, whose father was retiring from Formula One after the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi. 'Wherever you go I will support you. I love you. By the way, I loved your start.'