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Former F1 driver Felipe Massa to join Venturi next season

Former F1 driver Massa to join Venturi next season

15/05/2018 at 16:25Updated 15/05/2018 at 18:49

Former Sauber, Ferrari and Williams driver Felipe Massa has confirmed tht he will join Formula E team Venturi next season.

Massa, 37, retired from Formula 1 at the end of the 2017 season, having previously come out of retirement a year earlier to help Williams when Valtteri Bottas signed for Mercedes.


The Brazilian won 11 Grand Prix races during his career and hinted that he would race again with Formula E always mentioned and that has now proven to be the case.

"I'm very happy to be joining the Venturi Formula E team and the Formula E championship, which has become a magnificent competition in such a short space of time," said Massa.

"For some years now, I've been clear about my interest in this innovative, forward-looking discipline that's developing exponentially.

" I especially like the format of race meetings, the city-centre circuits and the contact with the fans. I can't wait to take part in testing at the end of the month."

"Gildo [Pastor, Venturi president] has always been a step ahead when it comes to high performance electricity vehicles.

"The team is in a phase of growth and development. I'll do everything I can to contribute to the project and hopefully I'll be among the frontrunners."