Felipe Massa confirmed today that he is currently speaking to more than one team in a bid to secure a Formula One drive for 2014.
Speaking at the FIA drivers’ press conference, ahead of this weekend’s Korean Grand Prix, Massa, who last month announced his departure from Scuderia Ferrari after eight seasons, remained sheepish regarding his options.
“I don’t think it’s the right time to speak about that. I think it’s the right time when you know where you are going. For the moment we are aware, I think, of some good opportunities. It’s better to wait and say at the right time.”
The 32-year-old was, however, much more vocal in terms of just how far down the competitive pecking order he would be willing to slip to secure a seat if presented with no better solution, saying: “I will not change my mind. I want to have a car that can give me some good possibilities to fight, not a car in which I would not have a chance to fight. So if I have that, I’m not interested, as I said.”
Elsewhere, Lotus’ Romain Grosjean has expressed his desire to continue his recent run of form, fresh from the disappointment of Singapore two weeks ago when his E21 cried enough whilst en route to a podium finish, having qualified third on the grid.
“I knew we were on a good run since the Bahrain Grand Prix except Monaco where I had a bad weekend and Canada where we struggled a little bit,” the 2011 GP2 champion told media, earlier.
“I think it shows up in Germany that the final things came together and it was better and better. Singapore was a good race as well. We came back with a more normal package, the car was back at the front, which is enjoyable and hopefully it’s going to be the case for the last six races of the season.”