Toro Rosso could even be an option for Felipe Massa
in 2014. That is the claim of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone
, who has previously admitted 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 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
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 formula one needs a driver from Brazil." (GMM)