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Felipe Massa will become the second high-profile ex-Formula 1 driver to race for Venturi in Formula E. While the team's first such partnership failed spectacularly, the early signs suggest Massa should be in a position to thrive.

Venturi has been here before - an ex-Formula 1 star making the switch to new electric pastures in Formula E. But where Jacques Villeneuve failed - after just three events and two race starts in the 2015/16 championship - the Monaco manufacturer is hoping that new recruit Felipe Massa can succeed.

In fact, after an intense expansion process in recent months, which included launching the Next Gen driver academy and hiring ex-DTM racer and Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff as team principal, the squad is aiming for a spot in FE's upper echelons.

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Series Formula E
Drivers Felipe Massa
Teams Venturi
Author Alex Kalinauckas