10 Sept 2013

Felipe Massa announces he won't drive for Ferrari in 2014

Felipe Massa, who has been with Ferrari in F1 since 2006, has announced he will leave the team at the end of 2013.

This leaves the door open for either Kimi Raikkonen or Nico Hulkenberg to join Fernando Alonso at Ferrari in 2014.

Lots of people are chattering about which of the two will take the seat, with Kimi being favoured.

Massa might end up at Sauber, or then again if Williams can afford to lose Maldonado they need someone who can pedal an F1 car properly, and Massa would fit the bill.

If Raikkonen does end up at Ferrari (again) it will be interesting to see how the dynamic with Rob Smedley pans out.

Massa tweeted this...

...and said this on his Instagram channel.
From 2014 i will no longer be driving for Ferrari. I would like to thank the team for all the victories and incredible moments experienced together. Thank you also to my wife and all of my family, to my fans and all my Sponsors. From each one of you I have always received a great support! Right now I want to push as hard as possible with Ferrari for the remaining 7 races. For next year, I want to find a team that can give me a competitive car to win many more races and challenge for the Championship which remains my greatest objective! Thank you all. Felipe
Felipe Massa

Article by Matt Hubbard