FERRARI’S Felipe Massa has dismissed criticism from English former world champion Jenson Button over his driving style in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.
Button blamed Massa for his drive-through penalty, arguing the Brazilian’s aggression forced him to illegally cut a corner as they vied for position.
The McLaren driver slipped down the field as a result of the sanction and had to settle for sixth place in the first race of the season. But Massa said: “It was a good fight, no?. I was holding my position and he was not able to pass me.
“He tried many times and I was able to stay there many times. Then, when he passed me, he passed me in a not allowed situation.
“He had to give me back the position or they penalised him, which was the case.”