17 Oct 2012

Massa staying with Ferrari next year

2:51 pm on 17 October 2012

The Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa will be staying at Ferrari next year in an unchanged lineup with Fernando Alonso.

Massa has struggled for form in recent years, but he's agreed to a one-year extension amid continued speculation that the world champion Sebastian Vettel could join Alonso at Ferrari from 2014.

Massa, who's 31, ended a lean run with his second placing at this month's Japanese Grand Prix, his first podium finish since 2010, and he was fourth in South Korea last weekend.