These may not be the words Williams F1 driver Felipe Massa wanted to hear in just his second outing with his new employer but in today’s Malaysian Grand Prix, the haunting radio message received by the Brazilian was very familiar indeed:
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In the Malaysian Grand Prix, Massa’s teammate was quicker and the Brazilian was ordered to let him through. What a difference a regulation makes. In the first video it was sated for Ferrari’s call and now Mass is being asked why he didn’t obey team orders. My how things changed:
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Massa feels he did the right thing and had said earlier in the week that he wasn’t going to be a servant any longer (alluding to the Ferrari team order incident) but the team asked him to move over and he didn’t. Massa told AUTOSPORT:
“I heard everything but it was not clear,” said Massa told AUTOSPORT.
“What I did was correct. I am trying to do my best for the team and that’s the most important thing.
“I’m sure the result would not have changed even if I had let him by, so it’s the same.
“The team respects me 100 per cent and they showed they respect me after the race, so I have no problem at all.
“What’s happened today was maybe not what I expected, but what I did was correct.”
The question remains as to if Bottas could have caught and passed McLaren’s Jenson Button with both Williams driver of differing opinion on the likelihood of that happening. How did you see the incident? Bottas was told to hold station earlier in the race and countered with a call to the team to tell Massa to pass Magnussen or let him through as he had more pace. I wonder if Eddie Jordan is quite as animated about the lack of obeying the order from Massa as he was in the first video about Ferrari instigating team orders?