The Brazilian came out of his short-lived retirement at the start of the year to allow former team-mate Valtteri Bottas to join Mercedes and has enjoyed some steady if unspectacular results.
Perhaps more importantly, he has helped mentor rookie Lance Stroll, but with the Canadian’s position for next year guaranteed, there is less certainty over who will partner him.
Both Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta have been testing with the Grove outfit in recent days and will have other chances to prove themselves in the next few weeks.
Paddy Lowe has insisted Massa remains an option but there is a suggestion Williams could struggle to match the 36-year-old’s current wages.
The man himself believes he and Stroll have struck up a strong partnership and feels the team would be making a mistake by choosing to break their bond.
“I think it’s frustrating that the team is trying to go for a direction that can really be much worse for the team than keeping the same [drivers],” said Massa.
“Lance is growing a lot and to be honest I’m really doing a great job with my driving, so I think the team has a direction that it can just be positive to keep it the way it is. If the team changes something, they can pay more than it costs to keep me!
“I think the team knows 100 per cent what I am able to do. Where I am in the classification in the championship now I am not because of my mistakes, I am because of things that happened in three races, that I lost maybe 30 points.
“If I had the points that I’m supposed to have, not from my mistakes during the season, I would have been maybe fighting very close to the Force India guys.”
Brighton's Leon Balogun could miss Nigeria's World Cup opener against Croatia on Saturday after he missed training due to injury.
David Wagner's decision to sign a new deal was crucial for Huddersfield to bring in their transfer targets, according to Dean Hoyle.
Barcelona have been linked with a bid for Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as they look to replace Andres Iniesta this summer.
Liverpool are set to switch their focus in the search of a new goalkeeper with Alisson reportedly close to joining Real Madrid.
The agent of Hertha Berlin left-back Marvin Plattenhardt claims the reported Everton target is staying focused on the World Cup.
West Ham are continuing to hold talks with Swansea about a double deal to sign defender Alfie Mawson and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Juventus are still hopeful of signing Joao Cancelo this summer despite failing to agree a deal with Valencia, according to reports.
Atletico Madrid have tied down defender Jose Maria Gimenez to a new five-year contract and doubled his release clause to 120m euros.
England Under-21 goalkeeper Dean Henderson has signed a new contract at Manchester United, the Premier League club have announced.