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Felipe Massa
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Brazil Brazilian
P.O.B. Flag of Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
Date of Birth 25 April 1987
Date of Death Unknown
Début Flag of Saudi Arabia 2018 Ad Diriyah E-Prix
Final Race Unknown
Championships
First Win Unknown
Former Teams Unknown
Formula E Career
Entries 13 (13 Starts)
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 0
Total Points 36
Podiums 1
FanBoosts 4
Current Season
Team Flag of Monaco Venturi Formula E Team
Number Standings Points
19 14th '
Felipe Massa (born 25 April 1981 in São Paulo, Brazil), is a Brazilian racing driver who will compete in the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship with Venturi Racing.[1] A former runner-up in the FIA Formula One World Championship, Massa arrived in FE determined to make an impact, having helped developed Venturi's season five challenger prior to his debut.[1]

Massa made his FE debut at the start of the 2018/19 season with Venturi, although it would be some time before his former talents came to the fore.[1] His best result came at his adopted home race in Monte Carlo, claiming his maiden podium finish, en-route to fifteenth in the Championship.[2]

A well known advocate of electric racing, Massa also serves as President of the FIA International Karting Commission, promoting electric kart racing.[3]

Background

Formula E History

Massa would get his first taste of the FIA Formula E Championship during the 2017/18, testing for Venturi.[1] This resulted in Massa securing a full race seat for the 2018/19 season, with the Brazilian signing a three year deal with the team.[1] He would be joined by Edoardo Mortara for his maiden FE season, with both having helped developed Venturi's season five contender, the Venturi VFE 05.[4] He duly out-performed Mortara at the 2018 Valencia Test, although the Swiss racer had the advantage in terms of race pace.[5]

Venturi Virgin

Massa's debut came at the 2018/19 season opener in Ad Diriyah, with the Brazilian racer running at the back of the field throughout.[6] A similar performance followed in Marrakech, before the Brazilian was forced to retire due to damage at the Santiago E-Prix.[7] Indeed, it was only at the 2019 Mexico City E-Prix that Massa finally claimed his maiden points finish, putting together a cool drive to eighth as chaos erupted around him.[8]

Massa's form continued to improve in Hong Kong, although his battling run to fifth was overshadowed by the exploits of teammate Mortara, who was eventually awarded the race win.[9] Another points finish followed in Sanya, before the Brazilian was forced to retire in Rome E-Prix with a driveshaft failure.[10] He would, however, bounce back at the 2019 Paris E-Prix, once again fighting for points, having got into Super Pole for the first time.[11]

However, Massa's best weekend of the season would be at the 2019 Monaco E-Prix, with the Brazilian again getting into Super Pole.[2] From there Massa would entertain hopes of a maiden victory, although with overtaking as difficult on the shortened version of the Circuit de Monaco as it was on the full circuit, the Brazilian had to settle for third.[2] Unfortunately Massa's form took another dip at the following race in Berlin, with the Brazilian failing to score.[12]

Indeed, Massa would only claim one more points finish over the following three rounds, securing eighth at the 2019 Bern E-Prix.[13] His result there could have been better had he been able to retain the gains he had made at the start, when an accident at the first chicane had blocked the circuit.[13] Massa had been one of a few drivers to slip through a gap in the barriers and rejoin ahead of the accident, leaping into eighth from eighteenth, and was hence hugely frustrated when the order was reset after the race was red flagged.[13]

Come the end of the season Massa had scored 36 points and fifteenth in the Championship, one place behind his teammate Mortara.[14]

Brazilian Bounty?

Massa would continue with the Venturi squad for the 2019/20 season, with teammate Mortara likewise retained for the full campaign.[15]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Felipe Massa's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Felipe Massa during their FE career:

Felipe Massa's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2018/19 Flag of Monaco Venturi Formula E Team[1] 19 Venturi VFE 05 15th 36
2018/19 Flag of Monaco Venturi Racing[15] 19 Venturi

Career Results

Below is a table showing Felipe Massa's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2018/19 Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Morocco Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Hong Kong Flag of China Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of the United States Flag of the United States 15th 36
17th 18th Ret 8th 5th 10th Ret 9th 3rd 15th 8th 16th 15th
2019/20 Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Morocco Flag of China Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of South Korea Flag of Indonesia Flag of Germany Flag of the United States Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom 14th

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 'Felipe Massa joins Venturi driver line up for Season 5', fiaformuale.com, (FIA Formula E, 15/05/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/may/felipe-massa-joins-venturi-driver-line-up-for-season-5/, (Accessed 15/05/2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Vergne masters Monaco while Massa claims maiden Formula E podium ', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 11/05/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/may/race-report-monaco-2019, (Accessed 12/05/2019)
  3. 'Felipe Massa', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/championship/drivers/felipe-massa/, (Accessed 19/09/2018)
  4. 'Mortara to race alongside Massa at VENTURI', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 11/09/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/september/mortara-to-race-alongside-massa-at-venturi/, (Accessed 11/09/2018)
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Val18R
  6. 'Race Report: Da Costa - 'We did it baby, we're back!', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 15/12/2018), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/december/race-report-saudi, (Accessed 15/12/2018)
  7. 'Bird storms to victory in sweltering Santiago showdown', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 26/01/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/january/race-report-santiago-2019, (Accessed 27/01/2019)
  8. 'Madness in Mexico sees di Grassi clinch miraculous win in epic photo finish', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 16/02/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/february/race-report-mexico-2019, (Accessed 17/02/2019)
  9. 'Bird victorious in furious battle for first on Hong Kong Harbourfront', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/03/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/march/race-report-hong-kong-2019, (Accessed 11/03/2019)
  10. 'Emotional maiden win for Evans in Rome, Lotterer second', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 13/04/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/april/race-report-rome-2019, (Accessed 13/04/2019)
  11. 'Frijns emerges victorious in frantic French E-Prix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 27/04/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/april/race-report-paris-2019, (Accessed 27/04/2019)
  12. 'Di Grassi victorious in the battle for Berlin, home race victory for Audi', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 25/05/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/may/race-report-berlin-2019, (Accessed 25/05/2019)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 'Vergne victorious in frantic battle for Bern ahead of Championship finale', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 22/06/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/june/race-report-bern-2019, (Accessed 23/06/2019)
  14. 'Frijns wins while Vergne claims historic two-time Championship title in New York', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/07/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/july/race-report-nyc-2-2019, (Accessed 15/07/2019)
  15. 15.0 15.1 Sam Smith, 'Wolff Confirms Unchanged Venturi Lineup for 2019-20', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 14/05/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/wolff-confirms-unchanged-venturi-lineup-for-2019-20/, (Accessed 19/05/2019)
2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
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Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNIONissanPenskeVenturi
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE05BMW iFE.18DS E-Tense FE 19Jaguar I-Type IIIMahindra M5ElectroNIO Sport 004Nissan IM01Penske EV-3Venturi VFE 05
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr./Alex Lynn • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
E-Prix
Ad DiriyahMarrakechSantiagoMexico CityHong KongSanyaRomeParisMonacoBerlinBernNew York City INew York City II
Tests
ValenciaAd DiriyahRookie TestMexico City
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Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingGEOX DRAGONMahindra RacingMercedes-Benz EQ Formula E TeamNIO 333 FE TeamNissan e.DamsPanasonic Jaguar RacingTAG Heuer Porsche Formula E TeamVenturi Racing
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraMercedes-BenzNIONissanPenskePorsche
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE06BMW iFE.20DS E-Tense FE20Jaguar I-Type IVMahindra M6ElectroMercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01NIO FE-005Nissan IM02Penske EV-4Porsche 99X Electric
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Oliver Turvey • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Brendon Hartley • 7 Nico Müller • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 13 António Félix da Costa • 17 Nyck de Vries • 18 Neel Jani • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 Maximilian Günther • 33 Ma Qing Hua • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 51 James Calado • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein
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Test
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