Marko puzzled by Ferrari's Massa tactics

Oct.16 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has admitted he cannot understand Ferrari's tactics during the Korean Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso finished behind both Red Bulls at the Yeongam track, therefore losing his long-held championship lead to Sebastian Vettel.

Felipe Massa, Ferrari with Rob Smedley, Ferrari Race Engineer on the grid
Felipe Massa, Ferrari with Rob Smedley, Ferrari Race Engineer on the grid

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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 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 newspaper: "And even if Massa had not managed to get Webber, it would have been easy for him to just pass the place back (to Alonso)."

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Tags alonso, f1, ferrari, gmm, marko, massa, red bull, vettel, webber