The Williams driver is preparing to race in his final ever Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend before retiring at the end of the season.
His departure ends an unbroken line of Brazilian drivers stretching back nearly four decades and comes at a time when Interlagos, which has a contract to host the race to 2020, is up for sale.
But the 36-year-old hopes F1 chiefs don’t make the decision to remove the South American country from its race calendar.
"I really hope Formula One stays forever in Brazil," Massa said.
"Brazil is a very important country for Formula One; so many titles, so many drivers, so many Brazilian drivers raced for Formula One since the start.