Felipe Massa was superb in Bahrain. He’s really starting to reach the top in every race, where he doesn’t have any difficulties, competition vise or technical. He finished first in Bahrain GP, with Kimi Raikonnenon second. There’s really a battle between Kimi and Felipe, to be ferrari’s First driver. Behind the scene, the nearly hate each other.
Here is some facts about Massa:
Felipe started go-karting racing at age 8, and spent nine years in the sport, without winning a championship as he never had the budget for a good kart. Even so, his results were good and he moved to car racing in 1998 in the Formula Chevrolet series, which he then won the following year. In 2000 he moved to Europe and won the Formula Renault Europe and Italy championships. He then joined the Euro Formula 3000 series and won it too.
Felipe has one of the simplest, most easy going personalities in Formula 1. He was and is a driving genius, but it did not served him well as a driver trying to prove his talent and abilities, however, as it meant that he was often overlooked as a serious contender. While he was a teammate with Jacques Villeneuve, he would often do better lap times during practice or qualifying, but journalists would ignore Felipe and crowd around Villeneuve. But that low profile also allowed Felipe to develop at his own pace. He said that his first two victories, particularly the victory in his home race at the end of the 2006 season, silenced his critics and proved that he had his place at Ferrari. In fact, Felipe's lap times during winter testing were often better than Raikkonen's, and he begins the 2007 season as a favorite for the drivers' title.