Massa hits out at Magnussen after clash
20 July 2014 – Felipe Massa laid the blame fully at Kevin Magnussen's door after the duo collided on the opening lap of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
Massa and Magnussen made contact at the first corner, which resulted in Massa's Williams being flipped into the run-off. The Brazilian, who was uninjured, retired on the spot, while Magnussen went on to claim ninth place for McLaren.
The stewards investigated the collision but quickly deemed that no further action was warranted. Massa, though, felt Magnussen was at fault.
"I was in front, I was doing the corner in front of him. If anyone needs to watch, it is the car behind" Massa said.
"I didn't see yet the accident, but normally the car behind has to brake. At that the corner you cannot have three cars side-by-side, and I backed off a bit to not be side-by-side with my team-mate [Valtteri Bottas]. It is normally a guy who comes from GP2 who causes this accident.
"The only thing is I am so disappointed with what happened – another race where a car put me out. So I am really disappointed."
Magnussen said that he had nowhere to go when entering the corner.
"If I had another place to go I wouldn't have had contact," he said. "I'm sorry about the situation. I did my best and tried to avoid him, but I didn't really have anything to do.
"I wasn't really trying to do anything with Felipe so to have contact with him was very unfortunate."