Schumacher “closed the door too much”

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Felipe Massa pointed the finger at former team mate Michael Schumacher for their collision in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Massa blamed Schumacher for breaking his Ferrari’s front wing during the race:

I was caught up in the accident at the first corner, sandwiched between Button and Liuzzi, which removed any chance of a clean race and a strong finish. I had a good start and was making up places on the way to the first corner, but then I had to pit for a new nose and that was it.

Even after that setback, I was heading for the points in the closing stages: I was tenth, but Michael (Schumacher) who was ahead of me was much slower, maybe three seconds and Buemi in front of him was also slow, so I was in with a chance of finishing eighth.

But then came the problem with Michael. He closed the door on me too much. He braked on the right and moved across to the left where I was. There was nothing I could do, as I was already on the limit of my braking and when he moved across even more, he broke my front wing.
Felipe Massa

After the race the stewards investigated the incident but took no action.

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