Felipe Massa could take on an official role with the FIA, representing Brazil, as part of his future retirement plans.
The 36-year-old will be leaving Formula 1 after the season finale in Abu Dhabi next weekend and insists he wants to remain an active driver although he believes it is too early to devise any definite plans.
Waldner Bernardo, president of Brazil's automobile federation, has confirmed local reports that suggest Massa could represent his country at the World Motor Sport Council.
"Normally the (federation) president nominates himself to be part of the World Council," Bernardo told Globo.
"But I understand that Felipe Massa might be more useful than I am at the FIA.
"I invited him and on Tuesday, and before going to Europe he called me to say he had talked to his father, his friends, and understood that he could do something more for the sport," he added.