FELIPE Massa, who retires from Formula 1 at the end of the season, finished seventh in his home Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

Driving in his penultimate race for the Grove-based Williams team, Massa edged out Fernando Alonso (McLaren) and Sergio Perez (Force India) to claim six world championship points.

He fared better than his teammate Lance Stroll, who came 16th after having tyre trouble late in the race.

The Enstone-prepared Renaults of Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz were tenth and 11th respectively.

Romain Grosjean finished 15th for the Banbury-based Haas team, whose other driver Kevin Magnussen had to retire.

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) won the race, while world champion Lewis Hamilton came fourth after starting the race at the back of the grid.