Massa unhappy with Alonso after pit entry clash

Felipe Massa was not happy with his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso in the wake of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. With Alonso facing the prospect of queuing in the pitlane for service behind the sister Ferrari, he overtook the Brazilian on the...

Felipe Massa was not happy with his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso in the wake of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

With Alonso facing the prospect of queuing in the pitlane for service behind the sister Ferrari, he overtook the Brazilian on the pit entry road, forcing Massa to take avoiding action on the grass.

Stefano Domenicali said afterwards that he only saw the incident later in a video replay, but Italian reports say the team's boss threw his hands into the air when he saw the pass on the pitwall live.

The Italian said it had been "just a racing incident", and played down suggestions of "problems" between the Latin pair.

But Brazilian reports said Massa was visibly upset with Alonso as they emerged from their cars in parc ferme, and reportedly only raised his eyebrows before refusing to comment when asked if he thought the Spaniard's move was rude.

And he told Brazil's Globo: "Alonso put his car next to mine and, when I saw him, I knew that we could have an accident. So I thought about the team and it made me lose more than three places.

"Of course I'll talk to him," Massa, 28, added.

Alonso, now three places ahead of former title leader Massa in the drivers' standings, played down the incident.

"If he was not my teammate, there wouldn't be so much talk about it and for me it was a normal move and it definitely won't compromise our relationship," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari