Massa adamant Magnussen at fault

By on Thursday, July 24, 2014
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Felipe Massa remains adamant that Kevin Magnussen is to blame for their clash at the start of the German Grand Prix.

Magnussen and Massa made contact into the first corner, with Massa being tipped into a roll, and the Brazilian immediately laid the blame at Magnussen's door.

The stewards investigated the incident but deemed that no driver was solely responsible, although it later emerged that only Massa was investigated for his action.

Massa, speaking ahead of this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, believes he was not at fault.

"I think he was a little bit too aggressive," said the Williams driver. "There were two cars there that he had not even the line to make that corner so quickly because he was on the inside.

"At the end of the day, he lost also points because of that, so it’s not just me. For sure, I lost and it was a big loss, and I was very cautious on that corner. I even backed off for Valtteri [Bottas] to go in front.

"In my car it was impossible to know that someone else was there. I couldn’t see. But he was behind. How many races has he [Magnussen] caused problems in the first lap?"

Massa compared the incident to his collision with Kamui Kobayashi in Australia, in which the Japanese driver suffered a brake failure and was helpless to avoid Massa's Williams into the first corner.

"You think it was my fault? It was my fault in the first race as well in Australia," he said sarcastically.

"So you see that there is a lot to improve even in the FIA."


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