With the Season 6 finale in Berlin having now reached its conclusion, ROKiT Venturi Racing and Felipe Massa would like to take this opportunity to announce that the Brazilian star will not be continuing with the Monegasque marque for Season 7 of the FIA Formula E World Championship.
During his two-season stint with the team, Felipe made five Super Pole qualifying appearances and secured eight top-ten race finishes – including a memorable podium at the team’s home E-Prix in Monaco in Season 5 – collecting a total of 39 championship points in the process.
“Leaving a team is never an easy decision to make. We’ve made some good memories together and it’s given me the opportunity to learn something completely different from what I’m used to, so first of all I want to thank [Venturi President] Gildo [Pastor] and [Team Principal] Susie [Wolff] for their faith in me. It’s been an honour to be part of the only motorsport team from the Principality, and representing them on the podium at the Monaco E-Prix was a definite highlight for me. The past two seasons have been a big learning curve for us all and unfortunately, for various reasons, we haven’t quite achieved what we hoped. Despite that, it’s been a lot of fun and I wish the team nothing but the very best of luck for the future. I look forward to announcing my future plans in due course.”
“Felipe has brought a lot to the team. Having someone of his profile, calibre and experience has been a big help in driving the team forward. I have a huge amount of respect for Felipe. It’s been a joy working with him again and I wish him the very best for future.”