Bernie Ecclestone: "I'm a big fan of Felipe's"
Oct.4 (GMM) Toro Rosso could even be an option for Felipe Massa in 2014.
"I'm a big fan of Felipe's," the 82-year-old told Germany's Sport Bild.
"I think he's a fast driver; just terribly unlucky. But with his situation, I can't do anything."
It has been reported Massa, whose manager Nicolas Todt has put together a package of Brazilian sponsors, is in the running for the Lotus seat, but also perhaps Williams, Sauber and Force India.
Ecclestone said: "I think he could even go to Toro Rosso. It's a better team than many people think. The only problem is that they have young drivers.
"What I can say is that Formula One needs a driver from Brazil."