Fittipaldi says that Massa can lead Williams to the top 9 January, 2014 Emerson Fittipaldi and Felipe Massa Although Williams endured one of the worst seasons in their illustrious history in 2013, double F1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi believes that fellow Brazilian Felipe Massa could provide the catalyst for the team to return to the front of the field. Speaking to TotalRace, Fittipaldi said, “Felipe can do very well next year, because of the new rules, and Williams has vast experience, the ability to be one of the big teams again. No doubt, Williams is a power in Formula 1.” “They are going through a difficult time, but various teams go through this type of phase. For example McLaren, no one expected them to be so bad this year. Williams are motivated and Felipe is motivated. He will be the team leader.” Massa, 32, was axed by Ferrari after a nine year stint with the team. He will start his 192nd grand prix when he lines up on the grid in Melbourne for the 2014 season opener. (GP247) Subbed by AJN. Content on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Getty Images, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.