Formula E still firmly on Massa’s radar

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Felipe Massa remains interested in a move into Formula E in the future once his time in Formula 1 is over, having angled for a move into the all-electric series last winter.

Massa had planned to end his F1 career at the end of the 2016 season, only for world champion Nico Rosberg’s shock retirement to set off a domino effect that resulted in the Brazilian getting a second chance with Williams for 2017.

Massa has been in impressive form throughout this season, but he is yet to define his 2018 plans despite suggestions he could stay on at Williams.

When asked about a back-up plan at Monza this weekend ahead of the Italian Grand Prix, Massa mentioned Formula E, confirming his interest in the series remains after a test with Jaguar earlier this year.

“When I decided to stop in Formula 1, I was talking some Formula E teams and I wanted to drive the car just to see how it is, so I did a test for them at beginning of the year,” Massa said, as quoted by

“I think it’s fantastic. I see a big future in that category for drivers, especially after F1.

“For sure I have never raced in Formula E to see how it is, or maybe other categories. I think after F1 everything will be about learning and trying to get used to the different categories.

“It’s like a restart. I will decide when I stop Formula 1.”

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