Ferrari reject Felipe Massa has confirmed Williams is one of the teams he is in discussions with as he looks to secure a drive for the 2014 F1 season.
Massa will leave the Scuderia at the end of this year after Kimi Raikkonen
was signed to replace him. Since then the 32-year-old has been linked a number of teams, with Lotus and Sauber also both touted as possibilities, although it seems Williams could perhaps now be the most likely destination, with recent reports in his native Brazil going so far as to say a deal with the Grove-based outfit has already been done and will be announced imminently.
“I have nothing to say for the moment,” Massa told reporters ahead of the 2013 F1 Indian Grand Prix this weekend, when quizzed on the rumours.
“When the time is right I will comment. For sure, I am talking with a few teams, including even Williams. I will not go to a small team. I will go to the team that has possibilities to build a good car.
“I'm not a pay driver, so I will not go to a team just because I have a sponsor. I will go for my experience and for what I have already achieved in my career.”
A few months back Williams had been expected to stick with current duo Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas, however, the position of the former is not thought to be so certain anymore and speculation he could depart persists [see separate story - HERE