12 points by Felipe for Scudria in Indian GP

Massa 4th, Alonso 11th after a collision

Greater Noida- 27 October – Felipe Massa finished fourth in the Indian Grand Prix and his Scuderia Ferrari team-mate, Fernando Alonso was eleventh. The Spaniard’s race was compromised at the first corner after the start. Not many points therefore and the Scuderia has dropped to third in the Constructors’ classification, but only four points behind second placed Mercedes.

Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari
Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari

Photo by: XPB Images

Having opted for different tyre choices in qualifying, Felipe started on the Soft and Fernando on the Medium. The Spaniard got away well at the start, but he collided with Mark Webber’s Red Bull at the start, damaging the front wing, and had to pit at the end of lap 2 to change it, rejoining twentieth.

Massa got a brilliant start, barging past those ahead to lie second behind Vettel after a couple of corners. Felipe led for six laps when the German pitted and then came in to switch to Mediums. After that he was sixth for a long time and on lap 31 made his second stop, fitting another set of Mediums which he ran to the flag. Alonso came in shortly after to fit the Softs, which he ran for only five laps before stopping for a final set of Mediums.

In the final third of the race, Massa tried for a long time to depose Romain Grosjean from fourth, but although he couldn’t manage it, he gained a place when the Raikkonen in the other Lotus slowed with worn tyres. Alonso was stuck in a slow train of cars in the closing stages and just missed out on getting to the top ten. Sebastian Vettel won for Red Bull to take his fourth consecutive world title.

Sciuderia Ferrari

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Race reports
Tags ferrari, mercedes, indian gp, india, buddh, fernando alonso, scuderia, felipe massa

User photos

SurdinP
F1

SurdinP

1 photos
max
F1

max

29 photos
ADLITIKA
F1

ADLITIKA

213 photos
Kevin_Bennett_Photo
F1

Kevin_Bennett_Photo

139 photos
PiBiPhoto
F1

PiBiPhoto

47 photos
koutnas
F1

koutnas

16 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

24 photos
Jayson Fong
F1

Jayson Fong

15 photos
Upload photo

Latest headlines

Latest photos

StartEUROF3NorisringStart28/06/2014 04:14

Latest photos

Cesar RamosBSSZandvoortCesar Ramos06/07/2014 06:40

Latest videos

Latest headlines

Latest videos