Massa confirms talks with Williams over 2014 drive

2014 F1 season

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Singapore, 2013Felipe Massa has said one of the teams he is in negotiations with over a 2014 race seat is Williams.

“For sure, I am talking with a few teams, including even Williams,” said Massa. Williams are switching engine suppliers from Renault to Mercedes next year.

The Ferrari driver, who is being replaced by Kimi Raikkonen at the end of the season, outlined his requirements for a place in F1 next yearL

“I will not go to a small team,” he said. “I will go to the team that has possibilities to build a good car.”

“I?m not a pay driver, so I will not go to a team just because I have a sponsor. I will go for my experience and for what I have already achieved in my career.”

Massa added “when the time is right I will comment” on who he will drive for next year.

Formula One could be left without a Brazilian driver if Massa fails to find a place on the grid for next year.

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59 comments on Massa confirms talks with Williams over 2014 drive

  1. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 24th October 2013, 20:09

    Williams would be taking a massive risk hiring Massa. Of course, Felipe still has potential; you don’t outqualify Fernando Alonso on occasion without having some talent. However, Massa has been way too inconsistent, much more so than any of the rookies. Also, for some reason his race pace is disappointing more often than not, and combined with little mistakes that keep cropping up, he’s fighting for P6-P10 rather than P1-P5.

    There is no shortage of good drivers out there, both experienced drivers and promising rookies, and unless Williams are confident they can help Felipe recapture his mojo, they are better off hiring another driver.

  2. I blame the accident for reminding him of his mortality and consequences to his family, this I suspect to be the slow return to form.
    Then Ferrari’s attitude towards Alonso, focusing everything around Alonso before his return played on his physique, then the numerous orders which we only heard fractions of took a further toll on Massa.
    These will make him a completely different person today and maybe more hungry than ever.
    He obviously has at least two options and indicates he will be around in 2014.
    Time will tell.
    People, Williams has been around for a while and has been winning up to the point even Ferrari started struggling. Remember Mantoya and Ralph?
    Was it that far back?
    Go Massa

  3. karter22 (@karter22) said on 24th October 2013, 22:57

    Well…. he might just end up going to Williams since it seems Frank Williams has such a huge load of guilt on his back because of what happened to Ayrton… It seems Williams has become a refuge for Brazilian drivers!
    It would seem like a good move because with the money Pastor brings, they might actually build something good next year and Massa is better than Pastor so yeah… It sounds like a good move.

  4. hello kitty said on 25th October 2013, 14:15

    USF1 are looking for drivers Felipe.

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