Ferrari get to the bottom of Massa crash

Tuesday 28-May-2013 10:21

Ferrari have confirmed that a suspension failure was the cause of Felipe Massa's accident during the Monaco Grand Prix.

Massa didn't have the best of weekends on the streets of Monte Carlo through no fault of his own as he was involved in two near-identical shunts, the first coming during final practice on Saturday when his tyres locked and he crashed into the barriers.

The Brazilian once again found himself in the barriers at Ste Devote on Sunday after he lost control of the F138 on the main straight. He was taken to the medical centre during the race, but has been given the all clear to resume racing after taking it easy for a few days.

Although it was initially thought that driver error was to blame, Ferrari have now revealed that a part of the left front suspension broke after their engineers had a closer inspection of Massa's car.

'The findings validated the first impressions of the engineers, confirming that the accident was caused by an element of the front left suspension breaking,' the team said on their website.

'With all the required inspections completed to analyse what happened at the Monegasque circuit, the Car Assembly department can now start work in preparing the car for the Canadian Grand Prix.'

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