Returning Felipe Massa broke Formula E deal to return to F1
January 9 2017 , 12:00 am
Felipe Massa had to break an agreement to race in Formula E this year, according to Spanish sports daily Marca.
Although the Brazilian had officially retired from Formula 1, it is believed Williams convinced him to return in 2017 in order to replace Valtteri Bottas.
None of the news is official, but Bottas will reportedly head to Mercedes for 2017, following Nico Rosberg’s shock decision to quit the sport as world champion.
As a result of the late shakeup, the report claims that Massa actually broke a “preliminary contract” he had agreed with a Formula E team for 2017.
The report says that Massa’s contract with the unnamed Formula E team was broken “amicably”.