Brazilian star Felipe Massa says Formula E race in Chile feels like a home Grand Prix after immense support

FELIPE MASSA is feeling the full support of the locals ahead of his racing return to South America.

The Brazilian feels like he’s at home Grand Prix as Formula E next race in Chile’s capital Santiago on Saturday.

Felipe Massa is feeling the full support in Chile

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Felipe Massa is feeling the full support in Chile

Massa has received strong support from Brazilians ahead of the Santiago E-Prix as local Chileans are also giving the ex-F1 star huge support.

Massa retired from F1 in 2017 and last raced in South America while competing in Stock Car racing in Brazil last year.

He said: “It feels like a home Grand Prix.

“The amount of Brazilian people around, even the Chilean people, the Latin Americans supporting me a lot.

Felipe Massa returned to racing last year with Formula E

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Felipe Massa returned to racing last year with Formula E

“It’s nice to be in South America, I hope we have a race in Brazil soon, that would be fantastic.”

Massa said he is desperate to deliver for his adoring fans in the streets of Santiago.

He added: “I will try everything I can!

“I will try like I really tried in races in Brazil.

Felipe Massa only made his Formula E debut last December in Saudi Arabia

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Felipe Massa only made his Formula E debut last December in Saudi Arabia

“I had many good results at Inter Lagos in my career, many podiums, many victories, so it would be fantastic to have a great weekend here too.”

Massa has had tough start to life in Formula E but is hoping South America is the perfect surroundings for his fortunes to change.



Last time out in Marrakesh Massa finished 18th after a disappointing debut in Saudi Arabia saw him finish 14th as he adapts to the all-electric series.

He added: “I am enjoying it, I still need to learn the track here, another track I have not driven, it’s a track no one else has drove as well.

“But I am really hoping we can solve some issues we had in the first two races, to be more competitive and enjoy it here even more.

“The positive momentum will not solve technical issues, but we need to solve them anyway.

“But I hope we can have a normal race weekend with none of the technical issues we have had.”

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FELIPE MASSA is feeling the full support of the locals ahead of his racing return to South America.