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Felipe Massa and 10 other famous Brazilian Formula One drivers

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After 14 years and 250 grand prix, Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa will retire from the sport at the end of the 2016 season. Massa made the announcement on the eve of the 2016 Italian grand prix in Monza. But he's not the only Brazilian to make his mark in the world's premier motorsport championship. We look at some of the other famous Formula One drivers from Brazil.

Felipe Massa

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Number of grand prix starts (wins): 243 (11)
Pole positions: 16
Best season finish: 2nd (2008)
Teams raced for: Sauber, Ferrari, Williams
Total years in sport: 14 (2002-2016)

Ayrton Senna

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Number of grand prix starts (wins): 161 (41)
Pole positions: 65
Championships: 3 (1988, 1990, 1991)
Teams raced for: Toleman, Lotus, McLaren, Williams
Total years in sport: 10 (1984-1994)

Nelson Piquet

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Number of grand prix starts (wins): 204 (24)
Pole positions: 24
Championships: 3 (1981, 1983, 1987)
Teams raced for: Ensign, Brabham, Williams, Lotus, Benetton
Total years in sport: 13 (1978-1991)

Emerson Fittipaldi

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Number of grand prix starts (wins): 144 (14)
Pole positions: 6
Championships: 2 (1972, 1974)
Teams raced for: Lotus, McLaren, Fittipaldi Automotive
Total years in sport: 10 (1970-1980)

Rubens Barrichello

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Number of grand prix starts (wins): 322 (11)
Pole positions: 14
Best season finish: 2nd (2002)
Teams raced for: Jordan, Ford, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn, Williams
Total years in sport: 18 (1993-2011)

José Carlos Pace

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Number of grand prix starts (wins): 72 (1)
Pole positions: 1
Best season finish: 6th (1975)
Teams raced for: Williams, Surtees, Brabham
Total years in sport: 5 (1972-1977)

Felipe Nasr

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Number of grand prix starts (wins): 32 (0)
Pole positions: 0
Best season finish: 13th (2015)
Teams raced for: Williams, Sauber
Total years in sport: 1 (2015-present)

Bruno Senna

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Number of grand prix starts (wins): 46 (0)
Pole positions: 0
Best season finish: 16th (2012)
Teams raced for: HRT, Renault, Williams
Total years in sport: 2 (2010-2012)

Roberto Moreno

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Number of grand prix starts (wins): 42 (0)
Pole positions: 0
Best season finish: 10th (1990 and 1991)
Teams raced for: Lotus, AGS, Coloni, EuroBrun, Benetton, Jordan, Minardi, Andrea Moda and Forti
Total years in sport: 13 (1982-1995)

Cristiano da Matta

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Number of grand prix starts (wins): 28 (0)
Pole positions: 0
Best season finish: 3rd (2004)
Teams raced for: Toyota
Total years in sport: 2 (2003-2004)

Antonio Pizzonia

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Number of grand prix starts (wins): 20 (0)
Pole positions: 0
Best season finish: 15th (2004)
Teams raced for: Jaguar, BMW Williams
Total years in sport: 2 (2003-2005)

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