Felipe Massa backed his team on Sunday after Ferrari said Lewis Hamilton racing to second place after overtaking the safety car was a “scandal”. His teammate Fernando Alonso, running behind Hamilton’s McLaren at the time but ultimately finishing just ninth, was furious after the European grand prix at Valencia.
And after a separate stewards enquiry, no fewer than nine drivers were found guilty of driving too quickly under safety car conditions, but handed just 5 second penalties that left Brazilian Massa out of the points.
“It was a disaster for us,” said Massa, also criticising the stewards for needing “20 minutes” to determine that Hamilton had breached the rules.
“The decisions of the stewards were completely wrong,” added the Brazilian.