Who will fill the seat is the big question now.
As the speculation continues in the world of Ferrari’s silly season, so does the evidence for the now likely return of Kimi Raikkonen to the Italian marque.
Today, Massa announced via his Instagram account that he will not be returning to Scuderia Ferrari next season.
The Brazilian driver amassed a total of 11 win in his career of 184 starts, along with a solid 36 appearances on the podium.
“From 2014 I will no longer be driving for Ferrari. I would like to thank the team for all the victories and incredible moments experienced together. Thank you also to my wife and all of my family, to my fans and all my sponsors,” he said on Instagram.
“From each one of you I have always received a great support. Right now I want to push as hard as possible with Ferrari for the remaining 7 races. For next year, I want to find a team that can give me a competitive car to win many more races and challenge for the championship which remains my greatest objective! Thank you all. Felipe.”
The first is the popular Kimi Raikkonen, who has been leading headlines as of late as the likeliest name to return to Ferrari.
Another driver that has been on the radar is Nico Hulkenberg, who started in third at the Italian GP this past weekend.
The third, and potentially least likely is Kamui Kobayashi, who was unable to garner enough financial support to continue his Formula One career this year, but has been driving for Ferrari this season in both the World Endurance Championship, and the Ferrari Formula One showcars.