With a seat alongside Fernando Alonso for the 2013 F1 season still up from grabs, Felipe Massa has insisted that there is no better alternative to him on the current driver market.
There has been plenty of speculation as to who will be racing for Ferrari next season. Most people believe that Massa will not retain his seat; Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez are current favourites to replace the Brazilian driver.
“Many people want my seat,” he is quoted by Spain’s Mundo Deportivo newspaper, “but I do not see anyone better on the market.
“In my place I only see people like Hamilton or Vettel, but they’re not available,” Massa added.
Meanwhile, the 31-year-old said he will do everything to help his teammate Fernando Alonso win the 2012 title, even if he acknowledged he might be racing elsewhere next year.
“I have no contract yet for 2013, but I will help Fernando,” he vowed. “I am a professional and will behave like that.”
Massa hailed the performance this year of Spaniard Alonso, who at the wheel of the same Ferrari model has scored a massive 129 more points, and is leading the championship.
“The F2012 is not a winning car, but Fernando is perfect,” he said.