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Massa in Favor of Monaco Pit Lane Attack Zone

Felipe Massa is in favor of using the pit lane as the Attack Zone in Monaco…

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Felipe Massa has backed the possibility of using the Monaco pit lane as a potential Attack Zone at next month’s E-Prix.

E-racing365 revealed last month that the unique positioning of the Attack Zone is under consideration when the ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns to the Mediterranean principality in May.

Massa considers the event as his home race as he has been a long-time resident in Monaco, which is also the base for his Venturi team.

He believes that the idea is a good one and revealed that he raised the discussion topic at the Hong Kong E-Prix last month.

“I think it’s a good idea and it’s even something I said at a drivers’ meeting in Hong Kong, so why not look seriously at this?” Massa told e-racing365.

“I believe the Attack Zone, especially if you have to pass through the pit lane, is something that would change a bit the strategy of the race and see more strategy being worked on.”

Massa said that thought would have to be given to specifics on how the plan would work and how Attack Mode procedures would work with possible safety car periods.

“Especially that you decide when you want to use the boost because as we have seen in previous races with the safety car, everything can change,” he said.

“It’s something to think about and I think it can work well and give a new dynamic to the race in Monaco.”

Massa took pole position and finished third in the 2008 Monaco Grand Prix during his time with Ferrari in Formula 1.

The Brazilian has a good record on the streets of Monaco, scoring points on 11 occasions from his 15 GP starts between 2002 and 2017.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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