Massa wary of Ferrari future as candidates line-up for his seat 26 July, 2013 Future uncertain for Felipe Massa With reports again circulating that his seat is in danger, Felipe Massa has admitted he could leave Formula 1 altogether if Ferrari does not extend his contract beyond 2013. The well-connected Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo said that Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta are at the front of the queue if Ferrari were to decide that Massa’s recent struggle for results should end his long tenure. Both candidates were not denying the speculation in Hungary. “To tell you the truth,” Force India’s di Resta told F1’s official website, “my management team is looking at what is best for me to move forward.” And Sauber’s Hulkenberg is quoted by Frankfurter Rundschau: “Ferrari has a tremendous history and is one of the top teams. But as to my future, that’s still wide open.” Massa, 32, admitted he needs to put his focus on the road in front of him. “You can’t drive with extra worry or fear,” he told Brazilian correspondent Livio Oricchio. “I’ve never done that in my life.” “If I am forced to change, it would have to be somewhere else competitive, otherwise I wouldn’t want to stay in F1,” Massa insisted. Globo quotes Massa, adding: “I want to stay in F1, but to compete, not to [just] participate.” “If for some reason I do not have the chance to stay at Ferrari, I will try to go somewhere else. But if I can only go to small teams, I’m not interested,” he insisted. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsRaikkonen: Arrivabene is perfect for Ferrari team principalFerrari bust spying on Mercedes during Abu Dhabi testVettel: Newey said no to me testing for Ferrari in Abu DhabiMarko: Legally it’s not ok that Vettel is already with FerrariAlonso takes a swipe at Ferrari’s Marlboro Man shakeupBottas management play down Ferrari reportsRicciardo: Vettel has great passion for FerrariArrivederci to Mattiacci as Arrivabene becomes Ferrari F1 bossMattiacci future as Ferrari F1 boss uncertainAlonso overcome by emotion on Ferrari farewell Szilard Please leave. I’m begging you. And while leaving, put in a good word for Kobayashi. Thank you Felipe. You’re a good guy. Spartacus It’s up to the other drivers to decide if they’re going to retire from racing or not. If they do decide to give up on WDC hopes then the retirement package from Ferrari is one of the best available. Filipe has been dining out on it for years. If Hulkenberg or di Resta stayed in their current teams at least they’d still be racing drivers. At Ferrari they’d just be Alonso’s stooge. mightyK He shouldn’t have been on the team this season, let alone next.