Soon-to-be retired F1 driver Felipe Massa could become a Formula E driver “sooner rather than later” according to series founder and CEO Alejandro Agag.
Agag told e-racing365 that Massa is a desired driver to complement the current grid, which he described as “currently the strongest we have ever had, up another level.”
Massa tested a Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E car in February 2016 at the little-known Racalmuto test track in Sicily and is said to have enjoyed the experience.
The Brazilian has commented several times on his desire to sample Formula E racing, having first visited the paddock at Battersea Park during the Season One finale in July 2015.
“Felipe is a very desired driver and a supremely talented racer,” Agag told e-racing365. “For Season Five having Felipe with us is very likely but it is not in my hands, it is up to the teams.
“He would be a fantastic addition to the championship but for Season Four it is maybe too late as F1 runs until end of November.
“Who knows, something could happen sooner rather than later, even this coming season if circumstances allow and we would love him to be here with us.”
Massa will bring down the curtain on his 15-year F1 career at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next weekend.
The 36 year-old has started 268 F1 races since he made his debut for Sauber in 2002, before winning 11 races for Scuderia Ferrari between 2006 and 2008.
The last time Massa raced outside of Formula One was in a European Super Touring car race at Estoril in 2001.