Massa: Hamilton matter closed

Date published: September 28 2011

Felipe Massa says he has moved on from his run-in with Lewis Hamilton at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix…

Felipe Massa says he has moved on from his run-in with Lewis Hamilton at the Singapore Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver clashed both on and off the track with Hamilton after they were involved in incidents on both Saturday and Sunday. They nearly collided during Q3 and then their strategies were thrown off-course a day later when they made contact early in the race. The skirmish continued during the post-race interviews when Massa sarcastically applauded Hamilton and slapped him on the back.

While Hamilton has kept quiet about the incidents, Massa says he hasn’t changed his opinion but “consider the matter to be closed”.

“I am very disappointed with the way things went: Singapore is definitely not a lucky place for me, given something always happens to me here,” the Brazilian told www.ferrari.com.

“As for Hamilton and his behaviour both off and on the track, I have already told him all I had to say: I have not changed my opinion by one iota since yesterday, but I consider the matter to be closed.

“Better to think about the next race and about trying to finish this difficult season in a good way, as well as preparing as well as possible for the next one.”