Massa’s IndyCar safety debate escalates on Twitter

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Massa’s IndyCar safety debate escalates on Twitter
Aug 28, 2018, 7:24 PM

Former F1 star Felipe Massa’s criticism of IndyCar safety levels racing on ovals has prompted an escalation of opposition from current and former drivers in America's premier open-wheel class.

Following Robert Wickens’ dreadful accident at Pocono, and the first-corner accident in the Belgian Grand Prix a week later, Massa tweeted his view on Monday that F1 was doing more to protect its drivers.

 
 

But IndyCar drivers also then took to Twitter to condemn Massa’s opinion that IndyCar “is not doing much” to improve its safety while racing at 220mph superspeedway tracks.

Former champion and now team boss Michael Andretti said...

 

And his driver, current championship contender Alexander Rossi, tweeted...

 

Graham Rahal was one of the most dismissive of Massa's opinion, however...

 
 

He then went on to point out that medical expertise in America is second to none...

 

Former F1 and CART racer Max Papis – also now a driver steward in IndyCars – weighed in by replying...

 

On Tuesday, to show his position hadn't changed, Massa responded to four-time champion and three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti, who had also voiced his disagreement...

 

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