Massa ‘not worried’ about F1 drive for 2017

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Felipe Massa is not worried about securing a drive in Formula 1 for 2017, remaining confident that he will be racing for a “top team” next season.

With Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull confirming their line-ups for 2017 already, Williams is the highest-ranking team still with seats available.

Both Massa and teammate Valtteri Bottas are out of contract at the end of the year, leading to speculation about their future.

Massa, 35, spoke about his plans for 2017 in Thursday’s FIA press conference ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, expressing his confidence of remaining with a top team.

“Well, I am confident, definitely,” Massa said.

“I think everyone knows what I am able to do, what I am able to achieve. Drive, experience inside the team, or other teams.

“So I’m really looking for things to go in the right direction – but not in a big worry.

“Just trying to do my job race by race and we’ll see what’s going to happen.

“The Plan A is to stay in a top team, in a good team, like Williams or maybe like another team.

“I think the time will give the right answer. As I said, I’m not really worried, trying to do my job in the best way every race and that’s the only thing I’m looking for.”