Felipe Massa has revealed that he wore the same pair of underwear throughout the entire Brazilian Grand Prix weekend due to superstition. He said:
If my weekend begins well I use the same underpants on Saturday. If that is also a good day, I wear them on Sunday. That is what I did in Brazil.
This reminds me of David Coulthard who also has his favourite pair of “lucky underwear”. I find it amazing that these guys can be paid millions of dollars to drive Formula One cars yet have such ridiculous superstitions. If they truly believe things like this has an effect on their performance then imagine what else could impact them! It’s kind of like the Spanish MotoGP riders who always magically do better at their home events.. It’s all in the head!