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Massa 'in contact' with Lotus and McLaren
Monday 16th September 2013, 20:09 by TF1T Staff
Felipe Massa may have only learnt about his departure from Ferrari just a week ago, but the Brazilian is already seeking a seat elsewhere.
A competitive car is a must, according to the 32-year-old, who revealed he has already been in contact with Lotus over its opening following Kimi Raikkonen's move to Ferrari, where he will replace Massa.
"We are negotiating," he told Globo Esporte. "In my opinion, Lotus has a competitive car, which is what I want.
"We are having many conversations to try to find a way, not only for me but for Lotus, to continue with a good car."
He has also been in contact with McLaren, but admitted it was to a lesser extent, as they don't currently have a vacant seat - though Jenson Button has yet to sign a new contract.
"I've had contact with McLaren but I cannot judge, it's hard to say," he added. "With Lotus, the contact was very good."
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