In a long-expected and anticipated move, Brazilian F1 veteran Felipe Massa has confirmed he will race with Williams in 2014.
The 32 year-old was made redundant by former employer Ferrari in September, making way for former team-mate Kimi Raikkonen who he partnered at the Scuderia from 2007-2009. Massa has scored eleven Grand Prix victories with the Italian team and came within agonising distance of snatching the 2008 World Championship from Lewis Hamilton at the Brazilian Grand Prix, one of the classics of the modern era.
Massa will replace the outgoing Pastor Maldonado, who is widely tipped to join Romain Grosjean at Lotus.
“The team wants to grow. It is already a big team but they are really pushing hard to go back to what they were in the past.” said Massa in an official statement.
“It is a team to fight for the championships and good results and I really want to be a part of it. I understand what they are doing to get stronger. I think we can be very successful and I believe it is the best choice compared to the other choices I had.”