Massa was close to Formula E deal - reports

Published on 09 Jan 2017 11:20

Felipe Massa was close to signing a deal in Formula E, but negotiations were squashed when it emerged he would be returning to Williams.

The reports come from Spanish sports daily Marca, were it was suggested he would be signing a deal to race in Formula E. With Valtteri Bottas seemingly heading to Mercedes to replace Nico Rosberg, it appears Massa is rejoining Williams to partner rookie Lance Stroll.

"The deal was done," correspondent Jaime Martin said. "However, with Rosberg's decision, everything changed." The report said Massa's contract with the unnamed Formula E team was broken "amicably".

Replies (2)
NL mclarenfan1968 09 Jan 2017 15:130
Posts: 868
Well atleast he'll get to cry in style come Brazil for the 2nd time? Not to mention get paid to do all of that. Hollywood' got nothing on Massa.
SE calle.itw 09 Jan 2017 19:460
Posts: 1831
I for one liked the good bye he got in Brazil. That said, it looks a bit mute now that he got one more year in F1.

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