Team bosses ask Hamilton and Massa to end feud

Updated: 31 October 2011 18:17 IST

Bosses of McLaren and Ferrari have asked Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa to sort out their differences after they clashed for the sixth time in the season during Sunday's inaugural Indian Grand Prix.

Team bosses ask Hamilton and Massa to end feud

London:

Bosses of McLaren and Ferrari have asked Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa to sort out their differences after they clashed for the sixth time in the season during Sunday's inaugural Indian Grand Prix.


At turn five of lap 24, Hamilton attempted to pass Massa on the inside and the Brazilian turned into him. The stewards for the first time in the season favoured Hamilton by giving Massa a drive-through penalty.

"They're young drivers but they're not that young. They're men. They've got to figure it out for themselves. They have to sort it out. They've been coming together too frequently. Clearly, Lewis and Felipe are magnetic," Martin Whitmarsh, the McLaren team principal, was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

Ferrari's team principal Stefano Domenicali said: "We can sit down together and play cards but it will not solve the issue. One thing that is crucial in my view is that we need to make sure there is a coherent approach from the stewards about things that happen on the track."

"We cannot avoid the fact there were a lot of kisses between them on the track. We cannot have these things being bigger than they are because they will be on the mind of the drivers, which is not good."

The incident was the fourth between the drivers in a month. They clashed twice in Singapore and another minor brush took place in Japan.



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