Massa ignores Ferrari team orders but Alonso not concerned 14 October, 2013 Felipe Massa leads Fernando Alonso at Suzuka Fernando Alonso insisted there was no rift with Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa after the Brazilian ignored team orders during the Japanese Grand Prix.
Race engineer Rob Smedley barked through the radio 'Multi-function strategy A – now, please' in the early stages of the race, believed to be a clear order for Massa to let Alonso overtake into fifth place.
The Brazilian refused, however, and Alonso had to battle past him on the home straight on lap 20.
'We cannot make a big thing about it,' said the Spaniard, who eventually finished fourth to delay Red Bull's Sebastian...
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