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F1 United States Grand Prix: Massa critical of decision to run ‘dangerous’ Q2

Felipe Massa slams the decision to run qualifying for as long as it did and questions whether the race should be allowed to go ahead.
Felipe Massa says qualifying for the United States Grand Prix should have been cancelled after Q1 as treacherous track conditions wreaked havoc for drivers in Q2.

Having already been postponed until Sunday morning following Saturday's storms, though the qualifying session got away on time, drivers were still faced with the challenge of rain and a sodden track.

With conditions seemingly worsening as the session progressed and several drivers spinning at turn ten in particular, qualifying was eventually cancelled ahead of Q3, with grid positions determined by Q2 results.

However, Massa – who will line up seventh – is adamant it was 'too dangerous' to start Q2 at all, complaining that the track was 'impossible to drive' by the end.

"I believe they definitely took too much risk this afternoon as conditions in Q2 were too dangerous and it was very easy to crash. I didn't understand why they didn't bring out the red flag yesterday in the practice as it was impossible to drive in the end."

Furthermore, Massa is unconvinced the race should go ahead at all if the conditions do not improve later today.

"I honestly hope he (Charlie Whiting) isn't taking the same consideration for the race because otherwise we might have a big accident."


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MrRandom

October 25, 2015 4:42 PM

MrJones85:
tellboy: senna would of loved it
Massa ain't no Senna! Maybe, he was having flashbacks of his his time at Silverstone in 2008 when his car was forever in a spin cycle!
how many times did he spin that day 4? 5? lol one of the technical experts here what would removing the skid block do for such as rainy day like this, would it reduce the aquaplaning or make no difference to it?



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