Wednesday, 21 December 2016

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F1 Nails - Felipe Massa

Today I have some more Formula One inspired nail art. Another driver retiring at the end of the 2016 (or so we thought!) was Felipe Massa.  Like Jenson Button (nail art here) Massa is also one of the nice guys in the world of F1.

Massa has had a long Formula One career, beginning at the 2002 Australian Grand Prix.  He missed out on the driver's championship in 2008 by one point to Lewis Hamilton, with Massa actually in first place in the drivers standings when he crossed the line, but during the final lap Hamilton overtook Timo Glock and took the title.

In 2009 during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Massa was struck on the head (through his helmet) by a spring that had come off Rubens Barrichello's Brawn, and then crashed head first into a tyre barrier.  Massa was flown straight to hospital and had surgery on his injury.  Initially his condition was described as life-threatening but stable, but luckily it improved quickly.  He subsequently had to have a plate fitted into his head to protect his skull.  After rehabilitation and tests, he was allowed back racing.  Towards the end of the 2016 season, Massa announced his retirement from Formula One.  Sadly, he crashed out of his final home Grand Prix, which took place in very wet conditions and featured multiple safety cars and red flags.  On his walk back to the pit though, he got to savour the crowd and all the mechanics came out of their pit garages and it was such a lovely moment.

From left to right:
Index Finger: The red and yellow reminded me of the Ferrari colours - a team Massa spent 8 years with
Middle Finger:  Brazilian Flag - Massa's nationality
Ring Finger: Light blue, red, black and white like the livery on the Williams
Little Finger: 19 - Massa's racing number.

With Nico Rosberg's immediate and sudden retirement after winning the 2016 driver's championship, there is a seat available at Mercedes.  Massa's teammate from Williams, Valteri Bottas is the favourite to take the seat leaving the door open for a possible return for Massa for the 2017 season...


  1. Nice mani :-) I think he is kinda cute :-)

    1. Thank you! Yes, I agree.. he's adorable!

  2. This is really cool, and I love the design on your ring finger - very cool colours and design, and I love the way you modeled each nail after something to do with Massa - very cool. - Tasha

    1. More than welcome! Also, thank you for the kind comments you left on my last post! My Mum made me the paperchain a couple of Christmases ago, and I always hang it each year - it's got a santa claus print on it as it's made from some old wrapping paper! :D Hope you had a lovely Christmas. - Tasha

    2. Awh that's okay! Love the photo you took :)! I did thank you, hope you did too :)


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