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Brazilians get taste of F1 racing at event in Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 4 (efe-epa).- Brazilians got a taste of Formula One racing on Sunday at an event in Rio de Janeiro that featured retired driver Felipe Massa.

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 4 (efe-epa).- Brazilians got a taste of Formula One racing on Sunday at an event in Rio de Janeiro that featured retired driver Felipe Massa.

The 37-year-old Massa, who was on the Sauber, Ferrari and Williams teams, drove a Formula One car in Botafogo, a beach district in the southern section of Rio de Janeiro, at an event to promote the Brazilian Grand Prix, which will be held next weekend at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo.

After leaving Formula One, Massa, who won 11 races and finished in the top three 41 times in his career, began competing in Formula E with the Venturi team.

"It's really exciting to drive a Formula One car in Rio de Janeiro, it's a feeling that you can share with people. The track is a bit slippery, kind of full of sand, but it's really exciting to hear the sound of Formula One," Massa told Globo television.

British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the 2018 F1 title at the Mexican Grand Prix on Oct. 28, finishing fourth in the race and claiming his fifth career championship.

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