Felipe: I’ve done nothing wrong

Date published: November 11 2011

Felipe Massa is adamant that he is not to blame for any of his run-ins with Lewis Hamilton in recent races…

Felipe Massa is adamant that he is not to blame for any of his run-ins with Lewis Hamilton in recent races.

The Ferrari driver received a drive-through penalty at the Indian Grand Prix a fortnight ago after the duo clashed for the sixth time this season. Massa protested his innocence after the race, but race steward Johnny Herbert insisted the Brazilian was to blame.

Massa, though, feels he has not been at fault for any of the collisions with the McLaren driver.

“No, I don’t think so, and anyway I will do everything right, which is what I’ve done all the time,” Massa said.

“I’ve not done anything wrong. Even though we’ve touched many times this year it has not been my fault.

“What happened in the last race was not my mistake, maybe not even from Lewis. Maybe you could say it was a racing incident.

“For me the mistake came from the stewards. When I make a mistake on track I’m the first one to say, ‘guys, I made a mistake’. I’ve done that all my career.”

“So I was very upset, not because it was Lewis, but because I was penalised for something that was not wrong. That is my point.”

The Brazilian added that Hamilton’s driving is too aggressive.

“You make it sound like he has just had a problem with me,” he said.

“But he has had a problem with many other drivers, not just me. He has been a little too aggressive this season.”