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Massa takes on Magnussen and McLaren after Germany crash // Felipe hits out after collision with Kevin at Hockenheim

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Massa takes on Magnussen and McLaren after Germany crash
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Felipe Massa has a right to feel shaken up after his Williams flipped upside down during the first lap of the German Grand Prix. The Brazilian retired from the race after the incident with Kevin Magnussen, and has since put the blame squarely at the McLaren driver’s door. He says: “I was in front, if anyone needs to watch, it is the car behind… I am so disappointed with what happened - another race where a car put me out.”

For his part, Magnussen believes it wasn’t his fault, saying: “If I had another place to go I wouldn’t have had contact. I’m sorry about the situation but I did my best and tried to avoid him, but I didn’t really have anything to do.”

The stewards backed up this view, as they only investigated Massa’s part in the accident, finding no further action required. McLaren racing director Éric Boullier added: “The report makes it clear that Kevin was 100% blameless, certainly.” Unfortunately, as we’ve seen in the past, Massa isn’t one to let these things go quickly.