Felipe Massa has said today that he will not "drive for [Fernando] Alonso" and that it's "time to look after myself" as he hunts for a drive next season.
Massa, who has been linked to Lotus and McLaren, was speaking to Globo Esporte and said that with his time at Ferrari coming to an end, this weekend's race was the perfect time to go into business for himself.
"From Friday in Singapore I'll be working for myself. I will attack all the time, every lap. The time has come to look after myself," Massa told the newspaper, "I will not race for Alonso from now on."
With Alonso currently trailing Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel by 53 points with just seven races, he needs all the points and help he can get so the announcement from his partner won't settle too well.
Despite this Massa said "We have a nice relationship, I'm sure he sees me as a friend as I see him. Kimi and myself are also good friends, much more than when we were team-mates."
He also admitted that while both great drivers, there'll be tension between the two next year.
"I know Fernando and Kimi on and off the track and I rate them as excellent drivers, but I'm afraid they will collide when sharing the team," he said. "I told the bosses to breathe while they can because it will be hard for them to breathe next season."
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