Retired then unretired, not much can keep a good man down as Felipe Massa has very much proven this season, performing admirably for Williams heading into his 264th race weekend. The ever fresh Brazilian has proven year in year out that his speed and race craft remain undiminished, however with his status as an elder statesman of Grand Prix racing evolving into a teaching role alongside Williams youngster Lance Stroll, Massa appears to have really stepped up his game and team play during 2017. Acting as team leader for a recovering Williams Mercedes team, Massa has proven once again to be a safe pair of hands in the Martini backed car, rarely finding himself off track through driver error and leading the training of his young and inexperienced team mate Stroll. If Massa still retains the speed shown during his title fighting year with Hamilton in 2008 remains unknown, however the question over if Massa still deserves his seat in Formula One must remain a resounding yes. Will 2017 be the final hurrah for the Brazilian favourite, or can the 36 year old do enough to prove he deserves another year at the pinnacle of open wheel motorsport? Vote now to tell us how you rate the first half of 2017 for Felipe Massa, and leave a comment below! For more from the world of Formula One, check out the Formula One sub forum here at RaceDepartment and get involved with our awesome community..