by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
GP Week : Issue 198
For the eight seasons he was with Ferrari, the words 'Team' and 'Orders' often swirled around Felipe Massa. so, in his second race with Williams, guess what happened? The Brazilian ended the race in controversial circumstances after declining to move over for teammate Valtteri Bottas last in the race, ignoring radio instructions to allow the Finn through to seventh. At first Massa was told, “Valtteri is faster than you, do not hold him up.” T he next message was “Valtteri has better tyres, we need to let him go. Do not hold him up.” Unrepentant, Massa explained his decision to Sky Sports F1 after the race. “I was fighting to Jenson [Button] until the end and definitely that was my target, just to score as many points for the team and for me as well. “ We are fighting for the Championship, we are in the second race. Definitely I tried the best I could and Valtteri couldn’t pass me so it was going to be difficult to pass Jenson as well. So I don’t think things would have been changed at the end. “I was there, I was fighting. It was not that we were on two completely [different] strategies. He was not in a different strategy to me, he stopped just after me and his tyre was slightly better, but not enough to pass me and not enough to pass Jenson as well. “So what I did was the right thing.” Massa will be looking to put the matter behind him at Sakir this weekend, a track at which he won, with Ferrari, in 2007 and ’08 . Dial 'M' for Massa 28 GPWEEK.com // 28 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> MALAYSIA PARTNERS: