Felipe Massa will race for the Venturi team in Formula E during Season 5 of the world championship.
Hey guys i’m very happy to announce that today i am starting a new phase in my career, i Just Sign with @VenturiGP team to race next season @FIAFormulaE It is a very special day for me and i would like to share with all of you who always have been supporting me. #ABBFormulaE pic.twitter.com/tIcjn5yQ6m
— Felipe Massa (@MassaFelipe19) May 15, 2018
“I’m very happy to be joining the VENTURI Formula E Team and the ABB FIA Formula E championship, which has become a magnificent competition in such a short space of time.” #ABBFormulaE pic.twitter.com/ZhTVCMyUsY
— ABB Formula E (@FIAFormulaE) May 15, 2018
Massa’s forthcoming arrival is part and parcel of the development process initiated last autumn by the team’s founder and president Gildo Pastor. After first forging a collaboration with HWA AG, Pastor has now brought Felipe Massa into the fold.
Felipe Massa has a 3-year deal and will take part in a private testing session with the Venturi VFE 05 by the end of May 2018
“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. 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 has always been a step ahead when it comes to high-performance electric 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 front-runners”, Felipe Massa said.
“It’s an honour to welcome Felipe to the Venturi family. I needed him, his experience, his speed, and his openness. Formula E is extremely complex to set up and drive. Even more so than in other disciplines, teamwork between the driver and the engineering team is one of the keys to success. Felipe’s 15 years’ experience in Formula 1 will definitely give us a boost. And with his humble nature, I know he will listen to the team and master the discipline quickly”, Pastor added.