Felipe Massa Son Born

The Massa family is delighted to have welcomed the first child of Ferrari driver Felipe Massa and Rafaela on Monday night as Felipinho was born in São Paulo.

With Raffaela’s pregnancy having been a quite dramatic one, not least due to her husband’s near-death experience after crashing in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, both mother and baby are reportedly in good health.

Born at São Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital, Felipinho weighs in a 3.370kg (7.4lb) with a height of 49cm (19.3in).

At Jerez on Tuesday morning for the young driver test session, the Ferrari team sent its congratulations to the family via a special photograph (above), with the pit board message reading ‘Benvenuto Piccolo Felipe’ or, literally translated from Italian, ‘Welcome Little Felipe’.

So our guess is that baby Felipinho will be F1 ready by the year 2030!

Our warmest wishes to the Massa family!

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.