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Was Massa told to ruin Hamilton's race?

This could be the biggest scandal of the season.

It's being said that that Massa was instructed to take Hamilton out!

Sources are saying--- At the Singapore Grand Prix last week, a furious Felipe Massa was seen confronting Lewis Hamilton for smashing into him during the race, causing Massaīs right rear tyre to puncture and effectively ruin the race for the Ferrari driver.

But did Massa do it on purpose?

Massa and Hamilton were driving flat out in Singapore and suddenly they were too close.

Hamilton slammed into the rear of the Ferrari, which resulted in Massa needing a pit stop for a new rear tyre and Hamilton also had to pit to get a new front wing, he later received a drive-through penalty and ended the race in fifth place. Massa finished ninth.

After the race, at the drivers bull-pen, Massa came up to Hamilton, spun him around to face him and gave him a sarcastic thumbs-up, while saying 'good job, mate'. Hamilton responded, saying 'donīt touch me, mate, donīt touch me' and soon left the area.

However, radio communications between Felipe Massa and his race engineer Rob Smedley reveals that Massa was actually instructed to destroy Hamiltonīs race and do whatever he could in order to achieve that.

After a coolin down period, Massa told reporters: 'It is important that FIA is looking and penalising him all the time he is going in the car because he cannot think about it'.

The Singapore Grand Prix race edit video from Formula One Management(FOM) reveals some interesting comments at Ferrari.

Just before the collision between Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa, Rob Smedley told Massa to hold Hamilton as much as possible. This is a technique well-known and well-used, and basically means you place the car on the track so itīs harder for the driver behind to overtake, while not driving as fast as you can through a corner.

On the radio, Rob Smedley reportedly says: 'Hold Hamilton as much as we can. Destroy his race as much as we can.'

Now if this is really what Smedley is saying, this could have catastrophic repercussions for Ferrari, as this is very dangerous and clearly indicates that Ferrari might have a very different agenda than the rest of the teams.

So far no one is commenting on the issue.








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Writer: Villaininthemerde Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 3 2011

Time: 10:17AM

Your Comments

I first picked this up in the Express and then the Mail yesterday but not alot today. Is anyone else hearing news. Thought the media would really run with this one
Villaininthemerde
Just found somemore from Autosprint an Italian paper. Seems everybody has it in for poor old Lewis. Seems if someone else f**ts it's his fault!
Villaininthemerde
Getting a bit of a bashing these days isn't he?! Would be sensational if they could prove this but doubt they can! lol
The Fear
 

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