Felipe Massa remains keen on a move into Formula E once his time in Formula 1 is over, having been in talks with a number of teams when his time in grand prix racing looked to have ended last year.

Massa announced at last year’s Italian Grand Prix he would be retiring from F1 at the end of the season, freeing up a seat at Williams for Lance Stroll alongside Valtteri Bottas.

When world champion Nico Rosberg sensationally retired from the sport and Bottas moved up to Mercedes, Massa was given an unexpected recall by Williams, extending his stint in F1 through 2017.

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The Brazilian tested a Formula E car with Jaguar, planned before his return to F1, and is still looking to move into the all-electric series in the future.

“When I decided to stop in Formula 1, I was talking some Formula E teams and I wanted to drive the car just to see how it is, so made a test for them at beginning of the year,” Massa said.

“I think it’s fantastic, it’s fantastic. I see a big future in that category for a driver, especially after F1.

“For sure I have never raced in Formula E to see how it is, or maybe other categories. I think after F1 everything will be about learning and trying to get used to the different categories.

“It’s like a restart. I will decide when I stop Formula 1.”

Massa has enjoyed a new lease of life in F1 this season with Williams, leading to suggestions he could continue through 2018 with the team, but he remains undecided.

“So many things that you need to look to. You need to look to the development of the car, ideas of the future, so many things that is making your idea to be part of it,” Massa said.

“There are so many things that you’re looking and trying to understand if you will be in the direction you wanted or not. We see.”