On Felipe Massa’s birthday, we’re paying tribute to one of the Brazilian’s greatest ever races, the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix.

On a cloudy Monday in October 2009, Massa put a Ferrari through its paces at Fiorano, but this was no ordinary test as, just three months earlier, he had nearly lost his life at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

After such an experience, it would have been completely understandable if Massa had called time on his Formula 1 career, especially after recently becoming a father at the time, but he had no plans to do so.

Instead, after coming through the test with flying colours, he was feeling optimistic and more than ready to make his comeback as soon as possible.

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