With Williams considering other drivers for 2017, Felipe Massa says he too is looking at his options.
The 35-year-old Brazilian joined Williams at the start of 2014 after parting ways with Ferrari.
The partnership yielded back-to-back P3s in the Constructors’ Championship while this season Williams have fallen to fourth.
With his current contract set to expire at the end of this season, and no definite answer from Williams regarding his future, Massa has opened talks with rival outfits.
“The talks is for sure happening since a little bit of time, I would not say just here in this team but around,” he recently confirmed.
“I think now we have no one hundred per cent right answer [from Williams] and in the time we will get the right answer, so we see what is going to happen.
“The talk is not just in Williams.
“I don’t really want to say names of teams or whatever but I am interested in being able to drive in a team that I feel important, that I feel that we can have a good result, a good job, and if I don’t have that, maybe I will not be here next year.”
Should Massa remain in Formula 1 in 2017, it was mark the 2008 runner-up’s 15th season competing in the sport.