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GP Week : Issue 203
Felipe Massa and sergio Perez have different explanations on what happened in their last-lap crash in Montreal – but race stewards havwe sided with Felipoe Massa, imposing a five- spot grid penalty on Perez at the next race. The t wo were fighting for fourth place when they crashed, the Williams and Force India spearing off the road and crashing heavily. Neither driver was hur t in the crash, and Perez has been dealt a five -place grid penalty for the nex t race in Austria for causing the incident. “I talked to him at the medical centre. I was so disappointed with him,” Massa said. “I said that he needs to learn. I wanted him to put himself in my place, because I had a huge crash and honestly I thought it was going to hur t. “It ’s not the first time that he turned into somebody under braking. He did this many times. He didn’t say anything, he just turned and lef t. I hope he learns. “ We are doing around 300kmh there. With another car in front it could have been a ver y serious accident. “ We’ve had the rules for a few years that when one car is up the side the other cannot move anymore. He just move and we touched. “It ’s dangerous. For me five places is not enough. He was dangerous. We could have crashed into [Sebastian] Vettel.” Perez claimed that he was experienced electrical and brake issues with his car, but vision of the incident appears to indicate that he changed lines in the braking zone for Turn 1. Williams engineer Rob Smedley also reported that the team’s telemetry suggested that Perez braked more than five metres earlier on that lap than the laps before. “On the final lap I was defending my position going into turn one when I suddenly got hit from behind,” Perez said. “It was a big impact, but I am okay. I ’m really sad for the team because we had an amazing race today and the one -stop strategy was working per fectly.” F1 >>> nEWs STEWARDS HIT PEREZ WITH FIVE-SPOT PENALTY PIC: Felipe Massa waits in his Williams for the F1 Doctor to assist before attempting to get out of the car. 7 GPWEEK.com // 7 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: