Massa: Webber's strategy wouldn't work for us

Massa: Webber's strategy wouldn't work for us

5 August 2010 – Felipe Massa finished Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix in fourth position, with the Brazilian being unable to challenge a dominant Mark Webber at the Hungaroring. According to the Ferrari driver, Webber's pit-stop strategy - a key factor to the race win - would have never worked for himself during the race.

At the Hungaroring, Webber was able to complete 75 percent of the race on the softer Bridgestone compound. Speaking about the strategy, Massa commented:

Massa shot from 8th to 6th in the championship on Sunday

"At the time, we opted for a double pit-stop, with me coming in after Fernando, so why did we do this, instead of do what the winner Mark Webber did and just keep going on the softer tyres for longer?

"What Webber did was right, but only because of the pace he had in his car, which allowed him to build up enough of a lead to pit without losing first place. This was the only reason and it would not have worked for us.

“Our double pit-stop worked perfectly because, when I arrived at the garage, Fernando (Alonso) had already left and I only lost the place to Lewis (Hamilton) because that can sometimes happen in the pits. Even with the double pit-stop, I had the chance to fight for my position. To be honest, it was the right strategic decision.”

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