FELIPE Massa is aiming to bow out on a high for Williams this weekend as the Brazilian drives in Formula 1 for the final time.

The 36-year-old, who has won 11 grands prix, has spent the last four seasons with the Grove-based team.

After being convinced to reverse his decision to retire 12 months ago following Valtteri Bottas’s move to Mercedes, there will be no going back a second time.

Massa is expecting the race in Abu Dhabi, his 269th in F1, to be tough to get through without shedding a tear.

He said: “For me, it will be quite an emotional weekend as it will be my final race with Williams as well as my final race in Formula 1.

“I am looking forward to it and plan to enjoy every moment, to finish my Formula 1 career on a high note!”

Lance Stroll is just two points behind Massa, so has a chance to finish his rookie season on top.

The Canadian said: “In my view, it is a wonderful place to finish off the season.

“It is in the desert and they really put on a show, so this will certainly be a fitting end to the season.”