Massa still believes Magnussen was at fault for Germany crash
Felipe Massa remains adamant that Kevin Magnussen was at fault for their first-lap collision at last weekend’s German Grand Prix.
The Brazilian collided with the Danish rookie at turn one, with the contact flipping Massa’s car over. The FIA investigated the incident but chose to take no further action.
“I think he was a little bit too aggressive,” Massa said. “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 to go in front. In my car it was impossible to know that someone else was there. I couldn’t see.”
When asked about the decision made by the stewards, he replied: “So you see that there is a lot to improve even in the FIA. You think it was my fault? It was my fault in the first race as well in Australia,” he added with more than a hint of sarcasm.
“I’m just saying that if the stewards is thinking like that, I don’t know who they’re taking to be steward to be honest. How many races has he caused problems on the first lap?”
He has now moved on from the incident and has switched focus to this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. “I don’t think really we need to go to the past and live in the past,” he said.
“You need to live in the future, we need to live the present and we need to concentrate to do a good job here. That’s the only thing I care about. What is past, it will not change.”
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