Williams Racing has confirmed that Felipe Massa has agreed to re-join the team on a one year deal after coming out of retirement to replace Valterri Bottas.
Massa alongside Lance Stroll had made his formula one debut in the 2017 FIA formula one world championship. After joining Williams in 2014, Massa has been instrumental to the team’s improved performance supporting resurgence to third place in the constructor’s championship in his first and second years.
Addressing the announcement, Massa said;
“I am very happy to have an opportunity to return to Williams. I always intended to race somewhere in 2017, but Williams is a team close to my heart and I have respect for everything it is trying to achieve.
“Valtteri has a great opportunity, given the turn of events over the winter, and I wish him all the best at Mercedes.”
He said that he had always looked forward to walking with lance as he had known the driver for several years during which he watched his talent develop greatly, he stressed that he looked forward to seeing what they can achieve together. (more…)