F1 veteren Felipe Massa has said that he is open minded about future career prospects, mentioning FIA series WEC and Formula E as possibilities. There may well be an existing link if the Brazilian does make a switch in a couple of years: Massa currently drives for Williams; the team’s sister company is developing the powertrain for the new Jaguar Formula E entry and will be running technical operations for Jaguar in season three.
Asked if speculation linking Button to Williams was unsettling, a defiant Massa told Press Association Sport: “For sure not. We all know about rumours in Formula One, and to be honest I am zero scared and worried about anything. I am really happy working for Williams – this is a team which gives me a lot of pleasure to work for – and I see the same with them working for me. It would be nice to stay, but it would be nice to stay in a team where you really see that you can do a good job and have a good future. I am ready for everything to be honest.”
Massa, the only driver to finish in the top 10 at every race this season, joined Williams in 2014 after a long association with Ferrari which saw him miss out on the title to Lewis Hamilton by just one point in 2008.
And the 35-year-old, hinting at moves to the popular World Endurance Championship or FIA’s electric series Formula E, says he would only remain in Formula One if he is competing at the sharp end of the grid.
“I want to be doing Formula One when I have a team that I really feel happy to work with, and a team that can be competitive,” Massa added. “If I am working in a team that I know will be at the back, I will decide to stop and do a different thing. I like WEC and maybe even Formula E. It is a series that is growing, and maybe in two or three years it will be completely different and more enthusiastic for the drivers in terms of the cars.”