Massa not happy with size of McLaren penalty

Sat, 15 September 2007, 05:41

Felipe Massa suggested at Spa-Francorchamps that he is not happy with the size of McLaren’s penalty for espionage.

The Ferrari driver hinted to the Spanish news agency EFE that he is not happy that drivers whose team was found guilty of breaching F1 rules should still be free to fight for the world crown.

“Personally I do not like fighting against people who know things about your team that they shouldn’t (know),” the Brazilian, 26, said.

Massa would not say explicitly that he believes Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton should have been disqualified, but he insisted: “I believe that the drivers are a part of the team.”

Spain’s World Motor Sport Council member Carlos Gracia, meanwhile, revealed more detail about the possible harsher penalties that were nearly imposed on the McLaren team on Thursday.

He told Diario As that Alonso and Hamilton would have had all their drivers’ points taken away, while test driver Pedro de la Rosa would have lost his Super License for an indeterminate time.

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