Massa blasts Kobayashi over incident
16 March 2014 – Felipe Massa berated Kamui Kobayashi after he was taken out by the Japanese driver at the start of Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.
Heading into the first corner, Massa's Williams was rear-ended by the Caterham of Kobayashi, ending both drivers' races on the spot.
After stepping out of the car, Massa compared Kobayashi's actions to those of Romain Grosjean at the start of last year's Belgian Grand Prix, which saw the Frenchman receive a ban.
"I think it's not difficult to say what happened," Massa told reporters. "Starting the first race and braking at 50 metres, you cannot do anything... it's different.
"It's no different to what Grosjean did at Spa and I'm sorry but you cannot do that, you cannot do that."
Kobayashi took full blame for the incident, which is to be investigated by the stewards after the race.
"It was all my fault," said Kobayashi. "I was braking but I could not stop and I hit someone. I really apologise for the guys as I did not want this."
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