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Massa could race in 2017 DTM

Massa could race in 2017 DTM

Massa could race in 2017 DTM

Having recently announced his decision to retire, 15-year F1 veteran Felipe Massa said he would consider offers to race instead in DTM, WEC or Formula E in 2017.

The 35-year-old Brazilian made his debut in 2002 and won 11 races for Ferrari and almost the 2008 title, but at Monza announced that after three final seasons for Williams he will call it a day in late November.

Sources in the paddock suggest the Brazilian is keen to remain in Europe for personal reasons, thus he’s looking at the World Endurance Championship, Formula E and the DTM as possible options. Massa has apparently already discarded racing in South America.

Asked about the rumour, Dieter Gass, Head of DTM for Audi Sport, said to TouringCarTimes: “For now, we remain focussed on winning the championship. We will then see what we decide for the future, but we won’t make any announcements before the end of the year.”

Massa said he is satisfied with his 15-year F1 career, which will tick over to 250 starts once the five lights go out in the 2016 Abu Dhabi finale.

“There are 22 drivers in formula one but not many who managed to stay 15 years and be as successful as I could,” he said.


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