Massa criticises Kobayashi after crash

By on Sunday, March 16, 2014
Williams Martini

Williams Martini

Felipe Massa has criticised Kamui Kobayashi after the pair crashed at the start of the Australian Grand Prix.

Kobayashi locked up his brakes into the first corner and struck Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari and Massa's Williams, causing terminal damage to the FW36.

Kobayashi apologised for the incident and claimed that he had no rear brakes, but Massa compared his actions to Romain Grosjean's error at the start of the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix, for which the French racer was banned.

"Somebody hit me massively, and it was really a shame as everything was under control for the start," said Massa.

"I was really careful going to the line very safely, but every time Kamui is trying to do a start like that he will do the same.

"You cannot brake at 50 metres on a start like that. I don't see a difference between what happened to his start and what happened to Grosjean when he did a crazy start at Spa.

"I hope they give a hard penalty because you cannot do that."

The incident is being investigated by the stewards.

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