Felipe Massa commented on his return to F1.
Today the highly experienced Brazilian has officially become a driver at Williams for the season 2017. 35-year-old Latino will take the place of Valtteri Bottas, who had gone in the Mercedes.
Felipe Massa has officially signed a one-year contract with Williams
His partner in the upcoming campaign will be a young lance Stroll.
Valtteri Bottas was the driver of the Mercedes
“From the time I announced his retirement from F1 last year, I assessed the options to continue his career. However, I have already made the decision and now want to focus solely on Williams F1, – said Felipe in an interview to the official website of the team from grove. – I can say that I wouldn’t be back in F1 in any other team.
Since coming to Williams in 2014, I realized that I like to be a part of it. I have not lost the desire to compete and battle on the track. I am 100% going to do everything possible to help the team in 2017. If I lacked passion for racing, I would not agree to return.
My contract? I’m not going to discuss its details. Let’s just say that I made the right decision and happy to continue the collaboration with Williams. While the agreement is in 2017. About his future plans I know nothing.
Everyone will have a great season: regulations are changing, and I’m going to spend a lot of time with the team ahead of preparation for the competition year. It is too early to make predictions, because we haven’t even started engines. I can say that I look forward to the moment when you sit in the cockpit FW40 during the pre-season tests.”
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