Elektronik automotive: What does participation in Formula E mean for you?
Felipe Massa: E-Mobility is changing the world. Cars, commercial vehicles, bikes – everything becomes electric in a very fast way. This is also the reason why Formula E is getting bigger and more successful from year to year. This evolution has been particularly noticeable from season 2 to season 3. Now, in the upcoming season 5, we have reached the currently highest level of evolution. Being part of this evolution and this change makes me quite happy. I had been a Formula 1 racing driver for 16 years and Formula 1 is every driver's dream. But I had my time there and stopped at the right time. However, racing is in my blood and Formula E is a very attractive racing series that will be fun to participate in. With an evolving mentality towards electric cars and an ever faster changing world - who knows if Formula E will be the most important championship in racing one day.
Another reason why I decided to compete in Formula E is the high quality of the drivers. In Formula E there are five / six drivers who can win the championship. Unfortunately this was not the case in Formula 1. That's definitely a challenge. Another is that I don't know the tracks yet, which are not easy to drive. But it's also the attraction of a new race series for me and I will enjoy Formula E and the second part of my career every second.