Even newly retired drivers are being linked with Nico Rosberg's surprisingly vacant Mercedes seat for 2017. Rumours have mentioned Jenson Button as a contender to reunite with his former teammate Lewis Hamilton, while Brazil's Globo even asked Felipe Massa if he is interested.
"I am very happy with my decision to retire," he said. "But who would not want to drive the Mercedes?"I do not think it (Mercedes signing him) will happen, and I hope they find a good driver to continue. But to drive the best car is a pleasure for every driver," said Massa. (GMM)
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing