Felipe Massa has claimed that his Ferrari team cost him the opportunity of a top five finish at Abu Dhabi with a wrong call on tyre strategy. Massa had been running in fifth, ahead of his team-mate Fernando Alonso when he made his second stop of the race with just 17 laps remaining.
However, much to Massa’s bewilderment, his Ferrari team sent him out on a set of the slower medium compound Pirelli tyres, on which he fell behind not only his team-mate Fernando Alonso, who stopped six laps later for the soft tyres, and who came home fifth, but also Paul di Resta and Lewis Hamilton.
Following the race Massa remained adamant that the call had been a mistake, insisting that he could have...
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