Former F1 driver Felipe Massa to join Venturi next season

Felipe Massa returning to racing in Formula E with Venturi

Massa to drive in Formula E for Venturi

One of the world's most experienced drivers, Massa spent 15 seasons in Formula One with Sauber, Ferrari and Williams, and will join the Venturi Formula E team for the 2018-19 season which is slated to kick off on Central Harbourfront in December. I can't wait to take part in testing.

Felipe Massa will be making his return to motorsport in next season's ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

"I especially like the format of race meetings, the city-centre circuits and the contact with the fans", added Massa, who begins testing next month.

The Brazilian has signed a three-year deal with Monaco-based outfit Venturi, which is co-owned by Hollywood star Leonardo Di Caprio.

We're told Massa - who almost, nearly became Formula 1 world champion back in 2008 were in not for Lewis Hamilton's last corner heroics in Brazil - is said to "play a vital role in Venturi's strategy, with six months to go until the new season starts".

"Today I am starting a new phase in my career, I just signed with Venturi GP team to race next season", the 37-year-old Brazilian said on Twitter. Gildo has always been a step ahead when it comes to high performance electricity vehicles.

It was earlier announced that the Monaco-based electric vehicle manufacturer would supply its season five gen-2 auto to the HWA entry that is joining the Formula E grid, next season. "I'll do everything I can to contribute to the project and hopefully I'll be among the frontrunners".

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"I wanted him, his expertise, his velocity, and his openness", stated Pastor.

Now employing drivers Edoardo Mortara and Maro Engel, VENTURI sits in seventh of the ten constructors and have managed three podium finishes from the four seasons of the sport to date.

"Much more so than in different disciplines, teamwork between the driving force and the engineering group is without doubt one of the keys to success".

"Felipe's 15 years' experience in Formula 1 will give us a boost. And along with his humble nature, I do know he'll hearken to the group and grasp the self-discipline shortly". The driver then moved to Formula Renault, and later Formula 3000, where he won the championship.

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