F1 » Magnussen was ‘100% blameless’ in Massa crash – Boullier


McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says the stewards' investigation in to Felipe Massa's first-lap retirement in the German Grand Prix proved that Kevin Magnussen was “100% blameless”

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Dreadnaught

July 22, 2014 8:05 PM

I go with Boullier but dear Felipe believes if you shout loud enough that makes the other guy wrong.
He adopted a very aggressive line, not the wisest of things to do at the first corner when cars are everywhere most of which you cannot see.

Texas Roadhouse

July 22, 2014 8:55 PM

richard - David Hobbs commented on the decision "No further action warranted" - basically that the guilty party had already been punished, effectively by being out of the race - his words, not mine. But Magnussen did have nowhere to go, and the aerial shots show Massa moving right over on him, taking a normal racing line - maybe he could have allowed some room - and they (and Ricciardo) would have had better results...

rob01

July 22, 2014 8:57 PM

richard: dreadnaught. flip was also found blameless. it was a racing incident



what was actually reported was massa need not be penalized any further as he put himself out if the race. the stewards thought that was enough. it s never massas fault. he has done this for years.

richard

July 22, 2014 9:10 PM

rob. the fact that he was out of the race would not absolve him of blame or a subsequent penalty. it was ruled that he was not at fault, and neither was magnussen!
morgan. hobbs was not the steward was he? the official stewards report says the issue of a collision between the two cars was investigated and that there was no blame attributable to either.

rob01

July 22, 2014 9:39 PM

rich..how can a car go upside down and no one to blame? the let the boys have at it attitude was recently announced. just like Nascar. They didn't penalize Massa due to that discussion. kimi and jenson were bounced around as well with no mention of the stewards. they want this type of action and in my opinion are letting certain things go. just my opinion.

Corkey

July 22, 2014 10:48 PM
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I have to say I've enjoyed it more since they have been left to race a bit more freely. It gives the drivers that little bit more freedom to try some things they would never have done previously because if they even tapped the other car there would be a penalty.

Still uncertain about the Sutil incident though. It was in a pretty dangerous place, with marshals on the wrong side of the track.

Regarding this incident though, Massa really needs to start being a but more careful and observant. It's pretty obvious to ANYONE let alone a professional racer that there would more than likely be a car on the inside line on the first corner. You can't just go full pelt across the track like that and expect everyone else to disappear. I just think it was very...careless of him, if nothing else.

Yeyo

July 22, 2014 10:52 PM

Felipinho Massa ran into Perez now he ran into Magnussen, I think something bad is happening to him.
Massa´s status at Williams and the pressure from Bottas is too much and he is overreacting to this. He wants to demonstrate that he is the driver number 1 but the results has shown otherwise and this is puting a lot of pressure on him. Someone should talk to him.

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