Felipe Massa is open to other options away from Ferrari

Felipe Massa is open to the idea of leaving Ferrari to join another team - but insists that he still has a "good chance" of staying

The Sport Review staff
By    
felipe massa
Felipe Massa is currently seventh in the drivers' standings Photo: Ferrari

Felipe Massa says that he is open to the idea of leaving Ferrari to join another team – but insists that he still has a “good chance” of staying at the Italian outfit.

The Brazilian’s contract with Ferrari is set to expire at the end of this year after he penned a one-year extension back in 2012.

And with the 32-year-old currently seventh in the drivers’ standings and 111 points behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel, Massa admits that his future depends on his results during the rest of the 2013 season.

“You always have to be aware of what is going on and what might happen in the future,” Massa said.

“I have always said that I would be happy to race for a team that wants me to be part of it and I will always do my best to find a team that wants me. In the end though, it’s always the results that count.”

He continued: “My situation last year was worse than this year and much more complicated. Whereas this year, the performance was there in almost all races, even if, for various reasons – exploding tyres, spinning in qualifying and starting last – the expected final result didn’t come.

“Without those incidents and others, the championship situation would be different now. Now I just need to put everything together and be more consistent and not have any of these problems.

“If I do that, then I think I have a good chance of staying here at Ferrari.”

MORE: Have your say on Facebook

MORE: The latest football news

MORE: The latest tennis news

The Sport Review
Miami Masters preview: Can Federer, Nadal and Wawrinka keep up Race pace with Djokovic and Murray absent?
The Sport Review
Miami WTA Preview: Kerber and Pliskova head field, but Vesnina and Kuznetsova on a roll
Slideshow
The Sport Review
20 Arsenal transfer targets Arsene Wenger could sign in the summer
The Sport Review
20 Chelsea transfer targets Antonio Conte could sign in the summer
The Sport Review
15 of the best foods to eat after a gym workout
The Sport Review
Arsenal WAGs 2017: Meet Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
12 young Arsenal players who fans should get excited about
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Miami Open 2017: British hopes rest on Konta, as Edmund, Evans, Watson, Bedene lose openers
The Sport Review
The latest official update on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez contract talks
The Sport Review
Sir Alex Ferguson reacts to Bastian Schweinsteiger’s Man United exit