Why Massa would be wrong for Formula E
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Why Massa would be wrong for Formula E

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Felipe Massa has stated that he wants to move to Formula E after his spell in F1 finishes. Now Formula E is well established, teams no longer need to search for ex-grand prix drivers to fill their seats

Let's pretend Felipe Massa's Formula 1 career is over and he's signed a Formula E contract. He's identified the electric series as his plan B, after all. For the sake of argument, let's say it's with Jaguar, for the 2018/19 season. He's tested with the team and had talks about a drive, after all. That's his destination, and timing, in this hypothetical scenario.

So, Massa's signed on the dotted line. The Indian-owned British manufacturer has a popular ex-F1 driver, a winner of multiple grands prix, added to its line-up for a season that will include a race in Sao Paulo. Good, right? Maybe. Apart from the fact that I can name at least six better options - and that's only picking drivers currently on the grid.

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Series Formula E
Drivers Felipe Massa
Author Scott Mitchell