It was an announcement that had grown so inevitable it warranted only 41 words.
The Brazilian has endured a disappointing past two seasons and saw his race seat come under increasing scrutiny this year after he collected just 11 points from the opening eight grands prix.
Yet in recent months his performances have improved and he secured his first podium in two years earlier this month in Japan.
The 31 year old followed it up with a fourth-place finish in South Korea last weekend.
Ferrari confirmed Massa's renewed deal will keep him in Maranello until "the end of the 2013 race season".
The former Sauber driver later added he is "extremely happy with this agreement".
"Ferrari is my sporting family and I've always raced in Formula One with engines built in Maranello.
"I can't see myself at the wheel of a single-seater powered by other engines."
Stefano Domenicali, the Ferrari team principal, said he was convinced Massa would repay the faith the Italian marque were putting in a driver who has managed just six podiums in 54 races since the arrival of his teammate Fernando Alonso in 2010.
"We have always supported Felipe, even during the most difficult moments of his career, and we are certain of his worth and that he will be able to repay the faith that has again been put on him," he said.
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