Massa participates in charity soccer game, talks about Mercedes

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa sits in the pits during the second practice of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit October 30, 2009.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 17 -- Formula One driver Felipe Massa took part in a charity soccer game at the Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo on Monday.

The event was made up of strictly Brazilian drivers with the goal of raising money for the Support Group for Children and Adolescences with Cancer.

Personally participating in handing out presents for close to 100 children, Massa also took the opportunity to comment on the latest happenings in the F-1 world.

"It was a huge surprise to see that Mercedes bought a majority of Brawn. Brawn is by no means a small team. I am pleased to see that despite some team's departure from the sport, other big names have returned to the sport," said Massa.

Massa also commented on the rumors that this year's F-1 champion, Jenson Button, may be close to signing a deal with team McLaren.

Stating that the team would be a powerhouse with both Hamilton and Button, Massa said that the only thing that he can do is to focus on his race and do his best.

In 2010, Massa will be joined by Fernando Alonso in team Ferrari.