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Ex-Ferrari F1 Driver Filipe Massa to Race for Venturi Formula E Team from 2019 Season Onwards

Filipe Massa will join the driver line up for Season 5 (2018-19), after signing a three-year deal with the team.

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Updated:May 17, 2018, 2:31 PM IST
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Ex-Ferrari F1 Driver Filipe Massa to Race for Venturi Formula E Team from 2019 Season Onwards
Williams' Felipe Massa on the podium after the race in Brazil (Image: Reuters)
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With only four rounds left of Season 4 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Venturi Formula E announced that Brazilian racing driver Filipe Massa will join the driver line up for Season 5 (2018-19), after signing a three-year deal with the team.

Due to begin testing in the Gen2 Venturi VFE 05 by the end of May 2018, Massa commented, "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.

Gen2 Formula E Race Car ABB FIA Formula E Gen2 race car. (Image: Formula E)

"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."

"It would be a great pleasure to be here racing," said the Brazilian driver earlier in the season during the race in Rome. "I can not stay at home for very long - I need to find something to do and Formula E is a championship that's showing some good possibilities."

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Starting out in go-karts from the age of eight, Massa continued racing in national and regional championships for seven years, before moving to Formula Renault and on to Formula 3000, where he won the championship.

Moving to Formula One, Massa started his career with Sauber before joining Scuderia Ferrari as a test driver in 2003. During his time in the single-seater series, the Brazilian managed an impressive 269 starts, 41 podiums and 11 wins whilst driving for the Sauber (2002, 2004–2005), Ferrari (2006–2013), Williams (2014–2017) teams.

“It’s an honour to welcome Felipe to the Venturi family," said Gildo Pastor, President of Venturi Automobiles and the Venturi Formula E Team. "I needed him, his experience, his speed, and his openness. Formula E is extremely complex to set up and drive. Felipe’s 15 years’ experience in Formula 1 will definitely give us a boost.”
| Edited by: Arjit Garg
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