Toro Rosso maybe an option for Massa reveals Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone with Felipe Massa

Bernie Ecclestone with Felipe Massa

Toro Rosso could be an option for ousted Ferrari driver Felipe Massa, in 2014.

That is the claim of Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, who has previously admitted that he is trying to help Massa find a seat next year, in order to maintain a Brazilian presence on the grid.

“I’m a big fan of Felipe’s,” the 82-year-old told Germany’s Sport Bild.

“I think he’s a fast driver; just terribly unlucky. But with his situation, I can’t do anything.”

It has been reported that Massa, whose manager Nicolas Todt has put together a package of Brazilian sponsors, is in the running for the Lotus seat, but also perhaps Williams, Sauber and Force India.

Ecclestone said: “I think he could even go to Toro Rosso. It’s a better team than many people think. The only problem is that they have young drivers.

“What I can say is that F1 needs a driver from Brazil.” (GMM.)

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