Massa says Formula E is the back up plan for F1 drivers

25-11-2019 11:06
by Adam Newton
F1 News
Massa says Formula E is the back up plan for F1 drivers

Former F1 driver Felipe Massa says that F1 drivers on the fringe of the grid see Formula E as a back up plan if they fail to secure a seat in F1. The all-electric series features a number of recent F1 drivers, such as Stoffel Vandoorne, Jean-Eric Vergne and Brendon Hartley. 

Even Alex Albon was set to race last season before Toro Rosso called him up to the F1 team, so Formula E really is a growing series and the former Sauber, Ferrari and Williams star says that more F1 drivers will make the move across.

He told The Mirror: “Formula E is doing exactly what needs to be done. It is growing.

“When a championship is growing and getting bigger and bigger, all the big names are interested. It was the only championship I was looking to come and race after Formula 1.”

“I concentrate on Formula E, because I believe in the future of Formula E more than I believe in the future of the other championship.

“I am sure that any driver that does not have the possibility to stay in Formula 1, they will try and come to Formula E. I am 100 per cent sure.

“Every driver here can race in Formula 1 and everyone here can be successful in Formula 1 in the end."

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