Felipe Massa's head has been called for in F1 for the past few years as the Brazilian has struggled to match teammate Fernando Alonso.
On Tuesday, the 32-year-old tweeted and used Instagram to announce that he will not race for Ferrari in 2014.
Here is Massa's tweet,
From 2014 i will no longer be driving for Ferrari. I would like to thank the team for all the… http://t.co/ubhtiS79EE— Felipe1Massa (@Felipe1Massa) September 10, 2013
The picture he shared was of his home win with a message that read,
"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. 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"
There are rumours that Kimi Raikkonen will replace him and rejoin Ferrari as Alonso's teammate. Saube driver, Nico Hulkenberg is also among the names doing the rounds.
Ferrari are expected to make an official announcement on Wednesday and Massa's Tuesday confirmation of his exit from the team also indicate that the Prancing Horse will issue the new driver's name soon.
A look at Felipe Massa's career at Ferrari:
Massa joined Ferrari in 2006 after three years with Sauber and went on to win two races as seven-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher's teammate.
In 2007 when Kimi Raikkonen who won the title in 2007. In 2008, Massa came close to winning the title as he was world champion for 20 seconds but drama at his home race in the last few seconds near the finish line meant that he lost out to Lewis Hamilton by one point.
The year 2009 saw Massa survive a life-threatening injury in a crash in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Brazilian missed out on the second half of the season as he was recouping from the injury.
When Massa returned in 2010, Ferrari who signed Fernando Alonso chose to keep the Brazilian over Kimi Raikkonen who they paid to sit out. Raikkonen returned a couple of years ago to race for Lotus.
As Alonso, a double world champion's teammate, Massa has struggled to get points managing only three podiums in the last three years. The famous 'Fernando is faster than you. Can you confirm you understand that message?' episode at the 2010 German GP where Massa came close to winning but let Alonso past him, many F1 critics point to was a great heartbreak for the Brazilian who played second driver to his Spanish teammate.
The 11 race winner has had ups and downs in F1 from 11 wins, 36 podiums, being world champion for 20 seconds, a fractured skull, team orders, fued with Lewis Hamilton on and off track as well as racing awesomeness.
Massa has made it clear that he wants to continue being in F1 and fans will wait to see which team he will race for in 2014 as they also wait to see who Ferrari's new driver is.