Marko questions use of Massa in Ferrari tactics
16 October, 2012
Fernando Alonso finished behind both Red Bulls at the Yeongam track, therefore losing his long-held championship lead to Sebastian Vettel.
Just behind the Spaniard was his resurgent Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa, who was told on the radio to stay behind Alonso despite lapping faster.
Red Bull’s Marko said Ferrari’s decision to hold Massa back is “incomprehensible”.
“Why didn’t Ferrari let him past Alonso and make Webber nervous?” the Austrian told Swiss newspaper Blick, referring to Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber, who finished second.
Indeed, if Massa had managed to pass Webber, Alonso might have followed him through and minimised the points loss to Vettel.
Marko told Blick: “And even if Massa had not managed to get Webber, it would have been easy for him to just [give] the place back [to Alonso].”
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