November 02, 2008

Felipe Massa



É a primeira vez que vejo um brasileiro realmente na luta por um título da Fórmula 1, principalmente porque era muito novo na época do Ayrton.

O placar final de 98 x 97 resultante de Interlagos traduz bem o ano de Hamilton e Massa. Cada um teve seus momentos de domínio, seus momentos apagados e seus erros. Hockenheim e Shanghai foram um show de Hamilton. Valencia, Hungaroring e Interlagos, um show de Massa.

Felipe ficou com o segundo lugar, mas eu diria que é o vice-campeonato mais valioso dos últimos anos. Não foi campeão por detalhes, como já se imaginava que o campeonato seria decidido - nos detalhes. Mostrou durante a temporada que merece ser campeão futuramente e nos trouxe de volta a emoção de torcer com toda a força para um compatriota ganhar o mundo.

Em nome de todo o país, obrigado Felipe Massa. E vamos pra 2009.


It's the first time I saw a Brazilian really fighting for the F1 championship, mainly because I was too young in the Senna years.

The final score of 98 x 97 after Interlagos is a good measure of the title contender's season. Both had their shiny moments, their not-so-shiny moments and their mistakes. Hamilton showed the way at Hockenheim and Shanghai. Massa did it at Hungaroring, Valencia and Interlagos.

Felipe is 2008's runner-up, but it's our most valuable 2nd place in years. He wasn't champion by little things, as it was already thought how the championship would be decided - in little things. He showed us he deserves to be champion in the future and brought back to Brazil the good feeling of deeply supporting a countryman in his will to win the world.

In the name of the whole country, thank you Felipe Massa. And let 2009 come.

1 comment :

SchueyFan said...

yes, i was very upset (literally) when he lost it on the last corner. to have lost it on the last corner after you have already finished with your team cheering was devastating

his emotions on the podium were fantstic, this is what F1 is about! he will certainly be one fantastic driver next year, and hopefully he wins it!