Massa annoyed with stewards after Webber incident
5 November 2012 – Felipe Massa was left feeling more than a little aggrieved after Mark Webber escaped a penalty in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The pair came to blows at Turns 11 to 13 on the 26th lap, with Webber cutting the chicane before Massa spun down the order.
“We were fighting for the position and he tried to overtake me on the outside,” the irritated Brazilian explained to reporters. “I was inside and even a little bit in front of him. We touched wheels on the exit of the corner, he cut the chicane and when I was taking the chicane he passed right in front of me and caused an incident. That is not allowed.
“I’m sorry to say it so directly but, in our racing rules, when you cut a chicane and cause an incident that is not allowed. He needs to have a penalty. If he doesn’t have one yet, he needs to have one.”
Having reviewed the incident, stewards including ex driver Derek Warwick decided that neither Webber nor Massa were at fault and so no action was taken over the moment.
“That’s wrong," Massa responded. "I think we need to really understand why. We need to see who is upstairs doing the stewarding and it’s important to know.”