19 Jul 19
With a professional motorsport career dating back to 1998, Felipe Massa is one of the most experienced drivers on the grid. New to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Massa announced he was joining Venturi in May 2018, ahead of the 2018/19 season.
With 269 Grand Prix starts and 11 Formula One wins to his name, the Brazilian is one of the most experienced and decorated drivers on the grid. Massa earned much of his single-seater racing experience while driving for Sauber, Ferrari and Williams Formula One teams, before announcing his three-year signing with Venturi Formula E Team.
Born in Sao Paulo in 1981, Massa started his driving career at the age of six on a 50cc motorbike given to him by his father. By 1989, the young driver started to win championships behind the wheel of a kart, forming the foundations of a career in motorsport. Progressing through the ranks in single seaters, it wasn't long before the Brazilian found himself in Europe with the Formula Renault series, where he won both the Italian and the European Formula Renault championships in 2000.
Two years later, Massa signed with Sauber Formula One team, marking the beginning of his 15-year career in the series, going on to race for Ferrari and, more recently, Williams.
For the 2018/19 season, Massa is reunited with fellow former Williams development driver Susie Wolff in her debut season as Team Principal for Venturi. Massa joins Edoardo Mortara for his second season in the series with both drivers piloting the new Gen2 Venturi challenger. With no previous Formula E race experiece, the Brazilian is up against it in the battle for the streets.