Massa hits out at stewards

Thursday 24th July 2014

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Massa hits out at stewards

Massa hits out at stewards

Felipe Massa reckons the FIA needs to find better stewards if they really thought he was responsible for his German Grand Prix accident.

Battling for position at the start of the grand prix, Massa collided with McLaren's Kevin Magnussen, making a rather spectacular exit.

The Williams driver immediately blamed the rookie racer but the stewards took no action and it later emerged that they had investigated Massa, not Magnussen.

The Brazilian feels that is a sign that better stewards are needed.

"So you see there is a lot to improve, even in the FIA," he said on Thursday at the Hungaroring.

Put to him that he felt everybody is wrong except him, he said: "Okay, you think it was my fault?

"If the stewards are thinking like that, I don't know who they are taking to be stewards."

In fact Massa still believes Magnussen was in the wrong.

Asked if he still felt the same way, he said: "Yeah, I think so.

"He was a little bit too aggressive. There were two cars there and he didn't have the line to go into the corner so quick because he was on the inside.

"At the end of the day he lost points because of it, it was not just me. For sure I lost, and it was a big loss, but he also lost.

"Also, I was very cautious. I backed off for Valtteri to go in front, I turned and went, and in my car it was impossible to know anybody was there (on the inside). I couldn't see, and he was behind."

As for Magnussen's argument that he had nowhere to go, Massa said: "Okay, how many races has he caused problems at the first lap?

"Now I understand you need to drive not just for yourself, but also think about what others will do as well.

"But I will not live and keep what happened in the last race inside my brain. You will not learn anything like that.

"I don't think we need to live in the past, we need to live in the future and concentrate on doing a good job. That's all I care about."

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