F1 Veteran Felipe Massa Decides To Stay With Williams For 2017
Formula 1 veteran driver Felipe Massa has accepted an offer to stay with Williams for next season. This paves the way for Valtteri Bottas to move to Mercedes replacing retired Nico Rosberg.
According to Motorsport:
Although final contracts have not yet been completed, Motorsport.com has learned that Massa has decided to go back on his decision to retire.
The Brazilian had announced this year that the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix would be his last F1 race.
But with Mercedes looking to sign Bottas to replace retired world champion Nico Rosberg, Massa has now agreed to stay at Williams for at least another year in order to help the team in a season where big regulations changes are set to reward experience.
Mercedes’ offer to Williams for Bottas reportedly includes discounts for its power unit. Meanwhile, Mercedes’ technical chief Padduy Lowe was also reportedly moving to Williams next season. What a merry go round!