Felipe Massa set for Formula E test with Jaguar

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Panasonic Jaguar Racing has confirmed that Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa will enjoy a Formula E test amid suggestions that the Brazilian could move into the series in the future.

Massa, 35, had been due to retire from F1 at the end of 2016 and expressed an interest in moving into Formula E before agreeing to race for another year with Williams.

However, Massa appears to be planning for life after F1 after it was confirmed on Friday that he would be testing the Jaguar I-Type Formule E car.

“Panasonic Jaguar Racing received a request from Formula E to give Felipe Massa the chance to experience a Formula E car,” a spokesperson from Jaguar told NBC Sports.

“We are happy to provide this opportunity.”

Massa has a one-year deal with Williams after being drafted in as a replacement following Valtteri Bottas’ exit from the team, taking Nico Rosberg’s vacant Mercedes seat.

While Massa remains tied up in F1 until at least the end of November, Formula E’s fourth season is expected to start in December 2017, creating the possibility for the ex-Ferrari racer to move into the championship at that point.

Jaguar currently fields Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans in Formula E, having made its debut in the all-electric championship with a factory team at the start of October.