Felipe Massa took time out of his preparations for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone to attend a unique event at the Science Museum in London, which highlighted Shell’s commitment to science and the technical partnership between Shell and Ferrari.
We asked you to submit questions you would like answered by Felipe and below are his answers to the best of the bunch.
Do you think the new Pirelli tires are making the teams worry too much about degradation? - from Victor DF (via Sportsvibe.co.uk)
I don't think so. In some races, you see a high degradation and in others not. If you see how much stuff we are doing this year compared to last year, it's much less. For sure you have some teams better on the tyres than other teams, we had that as well last year. I think when you see from this year to last year there are less pit stops, one less per race. We raced this year with one pit stop. I think things are better this year in comparison to last year.
Are there any current rules in F1 you would want to scrap? - from Levi Arendse (via Facebook)
It's ok at the moment. I think to be honest the last thing we saw was the DRS which has been good thing for overtaking, even if in some races it's easier to overtake and some it's not. I think for the show it's better. I don't see anything as a problem.
Do you think you could win a World Drivers' Championship? - from Jack Nisbet (via Sportsvibe.co.uk)
Yes. When I don't have the desire anymore for sure I will do other things. I don't race just to participate, I race to win and when I don't have this feeling anymore, I'll try to find different things to do.
How important is Formula One to Brazilians? - from Ricky225 (via Email)
I think it's very important. Motor racing is very important to many countries. Brazil is a very traditional country for Formula One. We've always had good drivers and a long history in Formula One with Ayrton Senna, Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet. I think Brazil is a good country for Formula One drivers and I think Formula One helps in terms of fun, but also in cars and technology, which is what we give to our road cars.