How F1's nearly man plans to become Formula E's 'king'

How F1's nearly man plans to become Formula E's 'king'

Felipe Massa will become the second high-profile ex-Formula 1 driver to race for Venturi. While the team's previous first project failed spectacularly, the early signs suggest Massa could instead find himself in a position in which to thrive

Venturi has been here before - an ex-Formula 1 star making the switch to new electric pastures in Formula E. But where Jacques Villeneuve failed - after just three events and two race starts in the 2015/16 championship - the Monaco manufacturer is hoping that new recruit Felipe Massa can succeed.

In fact, after an intense expansion process in recent months, which included launching the Next Gen driver academy and hiring ex-DTM racer and Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff as team principal, the squad is aiming for a spot in FE's upper echelons.

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