Smedley not expecting Alonso penalty
25 July 2010 – Rob Smedley, Race Engineer to Felipe Massa, does not expect German Grand Prix winner Fernando Alonso to be handed a penalty following Massa’s yielding to the Spaniard on Sunday.
Although Alonso started second on the grid and behind his team-mate, Massa led the pack after Turn 1 courtesy of a stunning pass around the outside of Alonso and pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel.
However, following a radio message stating, ‘Fernando-is-faster-than-you ; can you confirm that message?’ the Brazilian slowed to allow the former double Champion past on Lap 48.
“I don’t expect any penalties whatsoever because Alonso was just faster and Massa made a small mistake when shifting up three gears at once,” Smedley told Germany’s Sky Sports after the race.