Felipe Massa hints at F1 exit
Felipe Massa claims he would not be interested in driving for smaller teams, amid speculation regarding his future with Ferrari
Felipe Massa has admitted it could be Ferrari or bust in 2014 with speculation surrounding his future back at fever pitch.
Even Brazilian media is admitting time is not on the side of the 32-year-old with the respected O Estada de S. Paulo claiming Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta are both candidates to replace him.
Speaking in Hungary neither driver dismissed the speculation.
"To tell you the truth," Force India's di Resta told F1's official website, "my management team is looking at what is best for me to move forward."
Further rumours are claiming Nico Hulkenberg could leave Sauber as early as after this weekend's race in Hungary and he is quoted by the Frankfurter Rundschau saying: "Ferrari has a tremendous history and is one of the top teams
"But as to my future, that's still wide open."
Despite all the speculation, Massa insists all he needs to do is concentrate on his own performance if he wants to remain with the Scuderia.
"You can't drive with extra worry or fear," he told Brazilian correspondent Livio Oricchio. "I've never done that in my life.
Though he admitted if he was ousted by Ferrari, he may call time on his F1 career.
"If I am forced to change, it would have to be somewhere else competitive, otherwise I wouldn't want to stay in Formula 1," Massa said.
Globo quotes Massa adding: "I want to stay in F1, but to compete, not to (just) participate.
"If for some reason I do not have the chance to stay at Ferrari, I will try to go somewhere else.
"But if I can only go to small teams, I'm not interested," he claimed.
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