Williams driver Felipe Massa has admitted that he may consider his options come the end of the season if he is not offered a new deal at his current team.
Despite claiming that he is happy to stay at the Mercedes-powered team, the Brazilian said that he is still motivated enough to continue a career in F1, with or without Williams.
However, the former Ferrari man insists that 2017 is still a long time away and that he is confident he will still stay at the Wantage-based outfit.
“I’m still motivated, I’m still happy to do what I’m doing and for the moment I hope I will be on the track,” said the 35-year-old, whose contract comes to an end at the end of the season.
“We will see, we need a little more time to understand what will happen but definitely I am looking forward to being at a nice team.
“If I don’t have this opportunity I will think twice, but I hope I can still be here racing and enjoying myself like I am now.
“For sure we are working on it [talks]. Definitely I am not losing time to understand what will happen next year and we will see what’s going to happen.”