user icon

Massa: "Verstappen learned nothing from Monaco crash"

  • Published on 10 Aug 2015 09:53
  • comments 3
  • By: Rob Veenstra

Felipe Massa fears Max Verstappen has learned nothing after his big crash in Monaco earlier this year. F1 veteran Massa was vocally critical of the rookie Dutchman after Verstappen ploughed into the rear of Romain Grosjean's car and then the barriers at Ste Devote.

Speaking now to Brazil's UOL Esporte, Brazilian Massa said it is right that the young Toro Rosso driver was penalised by the FIA. "I think especially for a 17-year-old, with what he did in that race, if he did not have a punishment it would have been wrong," he said in his native Brazil this week.

"And I think that if I was 17 and I did that I would have apologised and said 'I was wrong, I learn from it, sorry' and move on. But that's not what he did. He wanted to come out arguing, his father (Jos) also. Actually I think he has learned nothing from it," Massa added. (GMM)

Replies (3)

Login to reply
  • I dont like Massa's attitude about his own incidents too much, but in this case he might have a point. Few drivers are like e.g Button, who actually apologize if he did something wrong and such.

    • + 0
    • Aug 10 2015 - 12:59
  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    Jeses, Massa, get over it already. Verstappen made one big mistake so far but has shown a lot of great racing.
    Now lets talk about Maldonado... ;)

    • + 0
    • Aug 10 2015 - 18:04
  • It's very cheap actually from Massa to only focus his negatieve mind on Max Verstappen.
    You can say it once, you can make your point, but be whise and leave the subject for what it is. What he is doing now, is showing the world the behaviour of a 15 years old.

    • + 0
    • Aug 11 2015 - 12:02

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Red Bull Racing
  • Points 1,293
  • Podiums 48
  • Grand Prix 126
  • Country NL
  • Date of b. Sep 30 1997 (23)
  • Place of b. Hasselt (Belgie), NL
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Length 1.80 m
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar