Mercedes interested in Massa for DTM race seat

22 September, 2013

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa

The boss of Mercedes’ motor racing activities, Toto Wolff, has revealed that Felipe Massa is a candidate to move into the German touring car series DTM in 2014.

While also hoping to move to Lotus next year but not ruling out a sabbatical after Ferrari decided to replace him with Kimi Raikkonen, Brazilian Massa recently admitted that he might be interested in DTM.

“I do not like endurance races,” O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper quoted him, “[but] DTM is something I see as possible for me.”

Austrian Wolff, who watched Massa outqualify his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso in Singapore on Saturday, said the 32-year-old might be in the running for a seat with Mercedes.

“A driver like Felipe, with services as he has shown here, would be a benefit for DTM or any other racing series,” he told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

“He’s definitely an interesting driver. We would certainly consider it,” admitted Wolff. (GMM.)

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