Todt: Massa’s experience and talent key to Williams deal
12 November, 2013
Felipe Massa’s manager Nicolas Todt insists that the key part of the Williams deal is the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship runner-up’s talent and experience.
“They saw the opportunity to have an experienced and winning driver, still young at 32,” said the Frenchman.
“Williams wants to renew itself, they need motivated people, so Felipe will bring a great motivation for them,” added Todt. ”And for Felipe it was very important to feel wanted.”
Todt admitted that his role in the deal has been complicated, given the fact he also manages Maldonado, who has been linked with a move to Lotus.
About Maldonado, Todt said: “We should have news later this month. Pastor has lost none of the support he had before.”
Williams said that both Massa, and Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas, have ‘multi-year’ contracts. (GMM)
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