Massa, Alonso insist relationship is fine

Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso insist their relationship is as good as always despite the Chinese Grand Prix incident

Massa, Alonso insist relationship is fine

"As it happens quite often, there's always someone who wants to create some confusion," Massa said on Ferrari's website on Tuesday.

"The situation between me and Fernando is the one it always has been and an overtaking manoeuvre won't change it for sure.

"I already explained after the race what happened and I think it's useless doing it again, but obviously there's someone who doesn't want to understand.

"If I've spoken to Fernando? Sure, just like we talk to each other every day when we're on the track. We both know very well what Ferrari wants from us drivers and what we have to do on the track," added the Brazilian.

Alonso was also critical of reports suggesting a rift between him and Massa, and the Spaniard reckons the matter is not even worth discussing.

"I'm surprised by what I've been told. I already said it in Shanghai: this episode is creating a stir just because it happened between two team-mates," he said. "If the other car would have been green or grey, we'd all be celebrating this manoeuvre, but instead we're just losing time with polemics, where there is nothing to say.

"Felipe and I are racing and we know that the team's interest is the most important thing. We know how to behave and we've shown it on other occasions during these first races.

"It's definitely not the duels on the track, creating problems inside the team and I know this by experience. If someone wants to make a fuss, it definitely won't ruin the spirit of Ferrari."

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