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Williams: we would have swapped Massa and Bottas back

No Malaysian Grand Prix is seemingly ever complete without a controversy over team orders, and this year it came courtesy of Williams F1 drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas.Massa was told to make way for Bottas in the closing stages of Sunday's race in Sepang to allow the Finn to attempt to overtake McLaren's Jenson Button, who was running just ahead of them on the road in sixth place. But the choice of words from pit wall telling Massa that "Valtteri is faster than you" possibly evoked bad memories of his time as Ferrari's number two driver, and he conspicuously refused to comply with the instruction."He didn't do what we would have preferred him to," admitted...
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