Felipe Massa insists that he is in charge of his own destiny, despite other drivers being linked with a Williams seat in 2017.
Massa’s contract comes to an end this year, and thus far he has no ongoing deal. Meanwhile the likes of Jenson Button have been mentioned in connection with a Williams drive.
“Nothing will be made for me, so I will choose what I want to do,” said Massa when asked if the choice would be made for him. “What I want to race, or what I want to do. Definitely the time will be the right answer. So just relax and thinking about my driving, and honestly I don’t know what’s going to happen. Things can happen in the right way. I will decide what I want to do, definitely.”
Massa said he was committed to a future in F1.
“That’s what I want to do, that’s what I’m really planning to do. I’m committed to do things which I believe will be good for me. I believe to race in a team that I think you have important work to do, not to participate. I’m not here to participate, I’m here to race and try to be competitive, and that’s what I’m trusting for.”
Asked if he had started talks with Williams he said: “Yes we’ve started talks, but as I said, the time will be the right answer.”