Massa says no in-race team orders at Ferrari

Felipe Massa has denied that standing team orders are in place at Ferrari. It is rumoured that when Red Bull's drivers are running first and second this season, they are not to attack one another, while the leading driver is given first call on...

Felipe Massa has denied that standing team orders are in place at Ferrari.

It is rumoured that when Red Bull's drivers are running first and second this season, they are not to attack one another, while the leading driver is given first call on the timing of his pitstop.

But when asked if the same arrangement exists between himself and Fernando Alonso at Ferrari, Massa said in China: "No.

"Neither of us will do something stupid, that's obvious, but we are fighting against each other, just like everyone else on the track," he is quoted as saying in the Spanish media.

"But we respect each other, for sure."

Massa also indicated that Ferrari is deciding on a "race by race" basis about the drivers' pit strategies.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari