Wil­liams racer Massa to test Jaguar For­mula E car

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Wil­liams For­mula 1 driver Felipe Massa is due to test Jaguar’s For­mula E car.

The Brazil­ian talked openly of his de­sire to com­pete in the elec­tric sin­gle-seater se­ries be­fore he went back on a de­ci­sion to re­tire from F1 in or­der to re­place new Mercedes sign­ing Valt­teri Bot­tas at Wil­liams in 2017.

Massa was set to sam­ple FE ma­chin­ery for the first time to­day (Wed­nes­day) at an un­known lo­ca­tion in the Jaguar I-type 1.

Mitch Evans and Adam Car­roll are Jaguar’s 2016/17 FE race driv­ers.

Af­ter con­firm­ing his Wil­liams re­turn, Massa said he would not be dis­tracted by an­other pro­gramme dur­ing his F1 cam­paign.

But if the 2017 F1 sea­son proves to be Massa’s last, he could move into FE for the start of the 2017/18 cam­paign.

The se­ries, which runs to an off­set cal­en­dar, is look­ing into start­ing its next sea­son as late as in De­cem­ber.

Massa could switch to FE next sea­son

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