Singapore GP: Felipe Massa labels Bruno Senna incident as "really not nice"
|By Matt Beer||Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 15:22 GMT|
Felipe Massa described his near-miss with Bruno Senna in the Singapore Grand Prix as "really not nice" and admitted he had initially been furious.
The two Brazilians were battling for ninth after the second safety car restart. The Williams and Ferrari went side by side through the Turn 11/12 kink over the Anderson Bridge, with Massa making contact with both Senna and the barriers before catching a huge slide as he completed the outbraking move into Turn 13.
Massa felt Senna should have given him more room.
"I think that was really not nice because I was already alongside and he pushed over to my car and wedged me into the wall," said Massa.
"Fortunately nothing happy with my car. I'm a little bit more calm now."
At the time Massa was fighting back through the field after sustaining a puncture on lap one.
He eventually finished eighth, but was convinced he had top-five pace despite only qualifying 13th.
"It was a puncture because someone touched me," said Massa. "It's unfortunate but the car today was fantastic.
"I was so happy with the car and the pace and how I was driving today.
"Even starting 13th it was a race where we could've finished in the top five with both cars.
"I'm happy with my race but not with what happened at the first corner, but it's true that starting near the back it's more likely this can happen."