• Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Webber deserved a penalty - Massa

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Felipe Massa spun off while fighting with Mark Webber © Sutton Images
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Felipe Massa believes the stewards should have taken some sort of action against Mark Webber at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after the Red Bull driver tipped him into a spin.

Webber was fighting for position with Massa at turn 11 when he went off the track and then rejoined alongside the Ferrari, causing it to spin. Massa said he had been forced to slam on the brakes because of Webber's actions and was surprised the stewards decided not to take any action after their investigation.

"We were braking for turn 11, he tried to pass me on the outside and I was on the corner on the inside," he said. "We touched wheels on the apex of the corner and he decided to go straight at the chicane and cut the chicane. I was doing the chicane and then he passed in front of me and I had to brake very hard not to hit his car and I spun. So he caused an incident, but it's not the first time we've seen the stewards not making the right decisions and they decided not to give anything. For me it was completely wrong."

Massa went on to finish seventh but said he had been struggling with his car throughout the race.

"I was struggling a bit on the soft tyres and I was struggling with the balance at high speed and oversteer in the slow corners. I had higher degradation than I expected so it was not very good to be honest."

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