: to use (something valuable, such as talent) in a way that is not appropriate or respectable and especially to earn money
Brazilian driver Felipe Massa gathered the local press on a lunch event.
Massa stated that his biggest pride in the process of leaving Ferrari is not becoming a prostitute to get a race seat in 2014 F1.
'It's a word I don't know if I shoud say/use, because it is too strong, but its indeed 'prostitute'. I didn't have to become a prostitute and that's another reason to be proud. I didn't beg to race. I wanted to keep racing, but didn't need to [prostitute myself]. I'm not gonna pay to race.
Of course I'm gonna help the team to get sponsors, it will be good for the car and for me, but I'm not gonna become a prostitute'. Said Massa.
Massa kept on saying that when he arrived F1 in the dawn of 2000's, paying drivers were already a common practice.
And this 'disease' kept spreading, reaching the big teams due to the economic crisis the world has been facing for some years already.
Regarding to his last race for Ferrari, Massa is hoping for a cold and rainy day on Sunday at Interlagos.
According to Massa, those conditions would allow him to get his last win for the Italian race team.
'Winning for the third time at Interlagos would be the biggest dream of my lifetime and the coronation of my relationship with Ferrari.
In order to happen, its necessary cold and rain to reduce the gap from RedBull'.
Massa also reminded about the crowd cheering for him: 'it always helps his race in Interlagos'.
Unfortunatelly for him the weather prediction is a temperature avg of 26ºC, with no possibility of rain on race day.