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Massa: "Verstappen learned nothing from Monaco crash"

  • Published on 10 Aug 2015 09:53
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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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    • Aug 10 2015 - 12:59
  • khasmir

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    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... ;)

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    • 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.

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    • Aug 11 2015 - 12:02

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