The birth took place in a local Sao Paolo hospital (Albert Einstein) on Tuesday, as the report from the Maranello team showed the baby boy, named Felipinho, “weighs 3.370 kg with a height of 49 centimetres: he and the mother are doing fine.”
The picture of Massa, his wife Raffaela and Felipinho was shortly published on the Ferrari site, with the caption “Father Felipe and mother Raffaela are already used to being photographed, but for Felipinho this is the first time in front of the camera: now the Massa family is complete…”
“What I’m experiencing right now is really something unique for me, it’s fantastic. I am really happy and I never thought I could feel anything like that,” Massa was quoted as saying by the Ferrari site.
In other news, Massa was recently awarded a replica of the helmet he wore during the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix – the helmet practically saved his life during qualifying, when it stopped a piece of Rubens Barrichello's car from smashing his head – by the Brazilian auto racing federation. After he'll have spent some quality time with his family during the upcoming Christmas holidays, Massa will resume F1 action with Ferrari – for the first time since the incident at the Hungaroring – in early January.