Massa blasts FIA stewards over Magnussen ruling

Williams F1 Team, LAT
24 July 2014 by Ryan Wood | M

Felipe Massa has continued his claim that he wasn't to blame for an opening lap incident at the German Grand Prix which resulted in his car flipping over, ending his race.

The Brazilian insists McLaren's Kevin Magnussen was '100 per cent' to blame, despite the stewards choosing not to investigate the Danish driver, but to instead focus their attention on the Williams car.

He called for better stewards as a result: "You see, there is a lot to improve even in the FIA," he said.

"If the stewards are thinking like that, I don't know who they are taking to be stewards."

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier put the blame squarely on the Brazilian and said his driver wasn't at fault in any way.

"The stewards report related to Felipe's driving and nothing else," he said recently. "The report makes it clear that Kevin was 100% blameless, certainly."

Massa disagrees and says the 21-year-old needs to calm down.

"I think he was a little bit too aggressive," he added. "How many races has he caused problems on the first lap? Anyway..."

The Williams driver doesn't have much in the way of support from his rivals though, with both Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez backing Magnussen.

"For me it is difficult to anticipate from Felipe what he is going to do. It looked like he suddenly dived into the corner. Magnussen is keeping his line," said the Caterham driver.

Perez added: "I think Kevin did everything he could to avoid Felipe, in the end they touch and it was a bad accident for Felipe."



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