JULY 2, 2016

Massa hints at Williams pay-cut

Felipe Massa has hinted he might take a pay-cut in order to continue his F1 career into 2017.

Williams is openly re-thinking its lineup of the veteran Brazilian alongside Finn Valtteri Bottas.

Asked in Austria by Brazil's UOL if a cut to his estimated EUR 4 million retainer might be on the cards, Massa replied: "I have never raced thinking about money.

"I believe that in the end, if I see that there is a possibility to do a good job on a team, money will not be most important because I've got enough to have a good life."

The report claims 35-year-old Massa's manager, Nicolas Todt, has made enquiries with Renault about a potential vacancy at the French works team.

"I'm talking not only elsewhere but also here at Williams because they know about my work," said Massa. "The improvement of Williams in the past years has a lot of my work in there.

"And in a year in which everything in the rules changes, undoubtedly my experience becomes even more important," he added.