For his final home race at the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend, Martini has dedicated its iconic logo to Felipe Massa.
The surprise livery change, the first of its kind for a Formula One partner, was unveiled at the Autodrome Jose Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo today, with the traditional MARTINI replaced by MASSA, as well as the rear wing carrying the phrase ‘Obrigado’, which means thank you in Portuguese.
Felipe Massa commented: “I’ve always said that I drive the best looking car on the grid, but this takes it to a whole other level. I’ve never known a sponsor to do this for a driver before. It’s an honour and I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit emotional about it. But it goes to show that because of MARTINI’s heritage in racing, they are more than just a sponsor. They are a true partner and fan of this beautiful sport. I’ve been lucky to have them as part of my team the last three years.”