Massa 'will not trust' Pérez after clash

Massa 'will not trust' Pérez after clash

19 June 2014 – Felipe Massa says he no longer trusts Force India's Sergio Pérez following the pair's accident during the final lap of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Massa and Pérez made contact while battling over fourth place and both drivers were forced to retire from the race, with the stewards opting to hand Pérez a five place grid penalty for this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix.

The Brazilian thinks that his rival needs to learn and cited the example of Lotus driver Romain Grosjean, who was banned for one race after causing a start collision in Belgium two years ago.

"I will think twice, because I believed he would not move his car," said Massa on potential future battles with the Mexican. "I believed him. You can't believe now when somebody who is paying so many penalties and causing so many problems, you can't believe, I will not trust him anymore, definitely."

"We saw that another driver had a lot of problems in the past and lost a race as a result of the accident he caused at Spa, but he learned. This is something that [Pérez] needs to learn. If I made a mistake I would be the first one to say 'it was my mistake and I'm sorry', like I always did when I made a mistake.

"I was very disappointed with him in the hospital. I said that it was dangerous and that he needs to learn, but he just turned and left."

Force India will contest the decision to penalise Pérez, who believes that 'new evidence' will absolve him of blame.

"Felipe we know is a good guy, and he has his opinion, I have my opinion and we just have to sit down but also we will get the opportunity tomorrow with the FIA to review the accident once again as we believe we have enough evidence to prove that I did nothing wrong," he said.

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