Lewis Hamilton sent Felipe Massa a bouquet of flowers in the wake of their championship showdown in
The McLaren driver, whose emotions at winning the title were rivalled by those of the defeated home town hero
Having celebrated in the cockpit the first victory for a Brazilian driver on home soil since Ayrton Senna, Paulista Massa's joy turned to tear-soaked despair just moments later when his engineer told him
"The frustration comes out of me, and the tears. I am crying inside my helmet - because I lost while winning one of the most special races ever, in my home town,"
Corriere dello Sport said
"Some things are just written,"
"I also don't have a problem in showing my feelings. That's why I could cry after I lost the championship - but I know that, if it is written, it will happen differently one day. This is how life works," the 27-year-old Ferrari driver said.