Toro Rosso maybe an option for Massa reveals Ecclestone 4 October, 2013 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.) Subbed by AJN.