Official website, Williams confirmed the fact of signing one-year agreements with Felipe Massa, which at the end of 2016 announced his retirement from F1.
The team from grove took the decision to return Felipe after Mercedes has made it a priority the signing of Valtteri Bottas, who will take the place of Nico Rosberg in a German team in the season 2017.
“First, I am very glad to have the opportunity of returning to Williams – said Felipe. – I always said that he would like to compete in 2017, but Williams is very close to my heart. I share all of what he wants to achieve this command.
Of Valtteri was a great opportunity, if we analyze everything that happened in the winter. I wish him all the best in Mercedes.
When I was asked to represent Williams in 2017, I felt that it was the right choice. I haven’t lost enthusiasm for the race and incredibly motivated to return to the sport to get behind the wheel FW40.
In addition, for the past weeks I received huge support from their fans. I am very grateful for that.
I look forward to working with lance [Stroller]. I know him for many years and have seen how it developed. Let’s see what we will achieve together.”
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