Mercedes eyes Massa for DTM seat

Toto Wolff has admitted Felipe Massa is a candidate to move into DTM in 2014.

Sep.22 (GMM) Toto Wolff, the boss of Mercedes' motor racing activities, has admitted Felipe Massa is a candidate to move into the German touring car series DTM in 2014.

While also hoping to move to Lotus next year but not ruling out a sabbatical after Ferrari decided to replace him with Kimi Raikkonen, Brazilian Massa recently admitted he might be interested in DTM.

"I do not like endurance races," O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper quoted him as saying, "(but) DTM is something I see as possible for me."

Austrian Wolff, who watched Massa outqualify his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso in Singapore on Saturday, said the 32-year-old might be in the running for a seat with Mercedes.

"A driver like Felipe, with services as he has shown here, would be a benefit for DTM or any other racing series," he told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

"He's definitely an interesting driver. We would certainly consider it," admitted Wolff.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso , Felipe Massa , Toto Wolff
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes
Article type Breaking news
Tags 2014, alonso, dtm, lotus, massa, raikkonen, singapore, toto wolff