Felipe Massa has successfully negotiated a delay a planned entry into Formula E, paving the way to driving in Formula One for another year with Williams according to Spanish sports newspaper Marca.
Following the retirement of the Brazilian at the end of the 2016 season, there were indications that he would continue racing in a different formula. Marca have confirmed that he had signed a contract with a Formula E team, but following the shock retirement of Nico Rosberg he has been given a break allowing him to take it up a year later than planned to return to Williams.
Formula E has seen a raft of ex-Formula One drivers enter, including Bruno Senna, Lucas di Grassi, Jerome D’Ambrosio, Nick Heidfeld, Jarno Trulli, Karun Chandhok, Nelson Piquet Jr, Sebastien Buemi, Jean-Eric Vergne, Scott Speed, Charles Pic, Tonio Liuzzi, Jaime Alguesuari, Jacques Villeneuve, Stephane Sarrazin and most recently the announcement that Esteban Gutierrez will be joining the series this season. Many also have commitments in the WEC which could see them miss more than one race, especially in America.
The news that Valtteri Bottas is to join Mercedes this season is expected by the end of the month.