Massa critical of 'dangerous' Verstappen

By on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Williams driver Felipe Massa labelled Max Verstappen's driving as 'dangerous' after the rookie crashed out of the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.

Verstappen was racing Romain Grosjean for 10th place but clipped the back of his rival and slammed into the wall at Sainte Devote.

Verstappen was judged to be at fault and handed a five place grid penalty for the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix, along with two points on his license.

Williams rival Massa, who came home a lapped 15th in the Principality, was critical of the Dutch driver.

"He just braked behind much later and what happened was very dangerous," said Massa.

"It shows that maybe experience counts in Formula 1, and I think to teach this type of accident they need to control better, because it was very dangerous so it was lucky that he was not hurt. To be honest, he was not in the position to overtake, he was not even near to go inside, he was behind, so it was too much what happened."

Grosjean initially called Verstappen's move 'stupid' over the team radio but believes that the youngster has learned a lesson.

"Overtaking is difficult in Monaco and he has found that experience" added Grosjean. "It's good to know that he's okay, because it was dangerous for both of us. It cost us what would have been a hard-earned point."

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