6th - Felipe Massa Average poll score out of ten: 6.6 Team: Williams Martini Racing Car: Williams Mercedes FW36 Wins: 0 Podiums: 3 Poles: 1 Fastest Laps: 1 Best Finish 2nd Championship points: 134 Championship position: 7th out of 23

A switch to Williams was a fresh start for Felipe Massa after eight years driving for Ferrari, and it turned out to be the right one both on and off the track.

More comfortable in his own skin, Massa relished being on an equal footing as team-mate Valtteri Bottas and the combination worked well as Williams boasted at times the second fastest car on the grid.

Results were tough to come by early on - not helped by being taken out at Turn 1 of the opening race by Kamui Kobayashi - and the low point was a frightening crash late on in the Canadian Grand Prix when a race victory had been a real possibility. That high-speed collision with Sergio Perez hinted at Massa still having a tendency for errors and accidents, but he soon belied that a strong second half of the year.

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Williams' season was kick-started by Massa taking pole as part of a 1-2 in qualifying result in Austria, but the podium escaped him due to further incidents including a first-corner collision with Kevin Magnussen in Germany that left him upside down.

An emotional third place in Italy - a popular result in front of the Tifosi - was the catalyst for his strong finish, and with a podium finally secured Massa went on to finish the season with fourth in Austin, third at home in Brazil and second while chasing down Lewis Hamilton for the win in Abu Dhabi.

Felipe Massa in the Crash.net F1 Driver of the Year Top 10 F1 Driver of the Year 2013: 12th Top 10 F1 Driver of the Year 2012: 9th Top 10 F1 Driver of the Year 2011: 20th Top 10 F1 Driver of the Year 2010: 13th Top 10 F1 Driver of the Year 2009: 9th

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