Massa sulks as team rejoices

Updated: 30 May 2011 10:17 IST

Felipe Massa was hardly in the mood to celebrate Ferrari's best performance of the season at the Monaco Grand Prix after teammate Fernando Alonso finished behind Sebastian Vettel.

Massa sulks as team rejoices

Monaco:

Felipe Massa was hardly in the mood to celebrate Ferrari's best performance of the season at the Monaco Grand Prix after teammate Fernando Alonso finished behind Sebastian Vettel.


Massa was among five drivers who failed to complete the race. Moments after an incident with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, Massa got caught on the wrong side of the tunnel with the marbles and debris and slid into the wall. He was unharmed.

But it was the second straight Grand Prix the Brazilian has failed to finish, after he ground to a halt at last week's Spanish Grand Prix.

"I am very disappointed with the way my race ended," Massa said. "The car was no longer right and I could not drive it properly ... that meant I missed out on the train that would have kept me up with the leaders."

"There's much regret for Felipe," Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali added. "The collision with Hamilton pretty much put him out of the running."

Massa thinks he would otherwise have finished fourth.

"Now, we head for Canada, where we hope to have a car capable of fighting, as was the case here," Massa said, looking ahead to Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in two weeks' time.



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