Massa blames Magnussen for start collision

By on Sunday, July 20, 2014
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Felipe Massa has blamed Kevin Magnussen after the pair collided on the opening lap of the German Grand Prix.

Massa and Magnussen were running in third and fourth as they approached the first corner, with Massa attempting to go around the outside of his Danish rival.

But the Williams and the McLaren made contact, with Massa being flipped into the run-off and into retirement.

The Stewards investigated the collision but deemed that no party was at fault but Massa blamed Magnussen.

"If anyone needs to watch, it is the car behind. It is normally a guy who comes from GP2 who causes this accident," Massa said, pointing the finger at the reigning Formula Renault 3.5 champion.

"The only thing is I am so disappointed with what happened - another race where a car put me out. So I am really disappointed."

Magnussen, who went on to finish ninth, countered that he had nowhere to go.

"For sure if I had another place to go I wouldn't have had contact," he said.

"I wasn't really trying to do anything with Felipe so to have contact with him was very unfortunate."


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