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Massa insists he was right to ignore team orders in Malaysia



felipemassa_mgp_getty_30031Felipe Massa insists that, he was right to ignore team orders in Malaysian GP, after rejecting to allow team-mate Valtteri Bottas go past him.

Massa and Bottas were involved in an early incident when Massa complained regarding Bottas’ driving following the pair touched. A radio message from Williams then warned Bottas not to try and attack his team-mate as tensions flared in the paddock.

Finally the duo finished in seventh and eighth respectively in Sepang and the former Ferrari driver has refused to apologise for ignoring his team’s orders.

The Brazilian told Sky Sports F1: “I think I did the best I could on my race.

“I was fighting to Jenson until the end and definitely that was my target, just to score as many points for the team and for me as well.

“I was there, I was fighting. It was not that we were on two completely [different] strategies. He was not in a different strategy to me, he stopped just after me and his tyre was slightly better, but not enough to pass me and not enough to pass Jenson as well. “So what I did was the right thing.”


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