Ex-F1 driver Felipe Massa will only join Formula E when competitive

Felipe Massa says he will not rush his anticipated move into Formula E following his retirement from Formula 1 as he wants to ensure he is competitive from the outset

Ex-F1 driver Felipe Massa will only join Formula E when competitive

Massa brought the curtain down on a 16-year career in F1 last year, and has previously declared his interest in moving on to FE.

He has tested the Jaguar FE car but does not yet have a deal in place with any of the series' teams and said he will take his time to find a competitive seat rather than jumping straight in.

"I am trying to understand what the situation is going to be," Massa said,

"I want to race in a championship where I believe I can be at the top, fighting for race victories and the championship.

"I will prepare myself to find the right car and the right team and prepare myself to start the season well. It will not be straight away."

The current FE season began last month in Hong Kong and runs until July this year.

Massa did not rule joining the field during the current campaign, but warned he would only do so if he felt he had prepared sufficiently to be competitive.

"If I have the opportunity to do some races in the right way, then maybe," he said when asked if he could make his debut in the 2017/18 season before a full-time campaign in 2018/19.

"But I don't know if I'll have that opportunity.

"For sure I am not interested in taking the seat of another driver just to be there.

"I think I need to prepare myself in the right way as well."

shares
comments

FIA reveals cost details for new Formula E car for 2018/19 season

Formula E lands 'historic' title sponsorship deal

The fumble that inadvertently aided da Costa in Formula E's Cape Town classic

The fumble that inadvertently aided da Costa in Formula E's Cape Town classic

Plus
Plus
Formula E
Cape Town ePrix
Jake Boxall-Legge

The fumble that inadvertently aided da Costa in Formula E's Cape Town classic The fumble that inadvertently aided da Costa in Formula E's Cape Town classic

How Vergne kept his cool to triumph in spicy Indian Formula E encounter

How Vergne kept his cool to triumph in spicy Indian Formula E encounter

Plus
Plus
Formula E
Hyderabad ePrix
Jake Boxall-Legge

How Vergne kept his cool to triumph in spicy Indian Formula E encounter How Vergne kept his cool to triumph in spicy Indian Formula E encounter

Why the Hyderabad E-Prix is only a first step in India's motorsport emergence

Why the Hyderabad E-Prix is only a first step in India's motorsport emergence

Plus
Plus
Formula E
Hyderabad ePrix
Rachit Thukral

Why the Hyderabad E-Prix is only a first step in India's motorsport emergence Why the Hyderabad E-Prix is only a first step in India's motorsport emergence

The key factors behind Porsche's strong start to Formula E's new era

The key factors behind Porsche's strong start to Formula E's new era

Plus
Plus
Formula E
Jake Boxall-Legge

The key factors behind Porsche's strong start to Formula E's new era The key factors behind Porsche's strong start to Formula E's new era

How Wehrlein's Diriyah double reveals Formula E's form book shake-up

How Wehrlein's Diriyah double reveals Formula E's form book shake-up

Plus
Plus
Formula E
Diriyah ePrix II
Jake Boxall-Legge

How Wehrlein's Diriyah double reveals Formula E's form book shake-up How Wehrlein's Diriyah double reveals Formula E's form book shake-up

The first impressions of Formula E's brave new era

The first impressions of Formula E's brave new era

Plus
Plus
Formula E
Mexico City ePrix
Jake Boxall-Legge

The first impressions of Formula E's brave new era The first impressions of Formula E's brave new era

How Dennis dominated Formula E's new generation opener

How Dennis dominated Formula E's new generation opener

Plus
Plus
Formula E
Mexico City ePrix
Jake Boxall-Legge

How Dennis dominated Formula E's new generation opener How Dennis dominated Formula E's new generation opener

Is this a Formula E 'nearly man's' best chance yet at title glory?

Is this a Formula E 'nearly man's' best chance yet at title glory?

Plus
Plus
Formula E
Mexico City ePrix
Jake Boxall-Legge

Is this a Formula E 'nearly man's' best chance yet at title glory? Is this a Formula E 'nearly man's' best chance yet at title glory?