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Massa has yet to win a Drivers Championship.

Felipe Massa has opened up on his Williams future

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Felipe Massa has said he is willing to remain at Williams next season, if the team want him and are willing to offer him a seat.

In his column on motorsport.com, the Brazilian states that he feels 'fit and motivated' and is 'ready and happy to continue my adventure' despite the continued speculation regarding his future.

Robert Kubica and Paul Di Resta have both been linked with taking Massa's seat in 2018 but they are yet to make their decision.

Of course, it is also worth remembering Massa actually retired from the sport last year until Valtteri Bottas made the switch to Mercedes.

But he insists he would be prepared to drive on for another year.

"Speaking from my personal perspective, I feel fit, motivated and I am at a good time in my career," Massa wrote.

"I am happy with the car and the team, and my only regret this year is losing out on 30 points because of some unlucky circumstances.

"Williams knows exactly what I can bring to the team, and if they ask me to stay in 2018, then I am ready and happy to continue my adventure with the usual levels of enthusiasm and motivation."

F1 Grand Prix of Japan - Practice

Massa has been with Williams since 2014, but has not yet won a race with them, however, he has accumulated five podium finishes, the last of which being in 2015 at Monza.

The Brazilian has always been known for being an excellent team driver, who will put the team first over his own personal ambitions when required to. 

In a world of team orders and teams having to restrict their drivers because of collisions and errors, Williams know they don't have to worry about such things happening with Massa.

F1 Grand Prix of Japan - Previews

Massa finished tenth in the Japanese Grand Prix, which could prove crucial in the team standings as none of the teams directly behind Williams scored in Japan to consolidate their fifth position.

The ball is now in Williams' court. If they decide not to renew Massa's contract, it is not yet clear whether the former Ferrari star will retire or look to join another team as a reserve driver.

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