David Coulthard believes Felipe Massa is still hungry to fight for wins and titles in his racing career, following the Brazilian’s confirmation with Venturi for Season Five of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
The former Formula 1 driver-turned-broadcaster made the comments at the Berlin E-Prix, which he attended as part of the official commentary team.
Coulthard, a 13-time Grand Prix winner, raced alongside Massa for several seasons in his career and thinks that the Brazilian’s recently announced three-year deal will deliver results.
“I spoke to Felipe in Barcelona last weekend and he still has the itch [to race]” Coulthard told e-racing365.
“He feels he could have done another year at Williams this season.
“When you come out of something a year perhaps you want to then you still have the focus and edge, but we will have to see because there is some serious talent here [in Formula E].
“It will be a big challenge but he has the opportunity, so it is up to him to go and show it. He thinks he’s still hungry for it.”
Whilst in Berlin, Coulthard also took a tour of the Formula E paddock and Fan Zone, which he believes is a vital addition to the setup of the all-electric series.
“I got a chance here to visit the fan area, and it was a really nice mix of entertainment and education with a good corporate message there from the manufacturers,” he said.
“There’s a lot of interesting innovation here, which is nice to see. It is a great day out and it is promoting and developing our technological future.”