Toro Rosso youngster Max Verstappen has told Felipe Massa to take a look back at the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix after the Brazilian stood by his criticism of the 17-year-old for his Monaco crash.
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In the aftermath of Verstappen’s collision with Romain Grosjean, Massa described the rookie’s driving as “dangerous” and the Williams driver certainly didn’t hold back on the Dutchman during the Thursday press conference in Montreal.
“After the race I said ‘I think he needs to be penalised because what he did was wrong’,” Massa is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“I think especially when you are in your first race and you are 17-years-old and it is not penalised it is completely wrong.
“I think the FIA needs to be strong in the proper way and they were. I don’t change my mind, we need to follow the rules and I thought what he did was wrong.”
Verstappen hit back at Massa, suggesting the veteran re-watch the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix after the former Ferrari man had a similar crash with Sergio Perez late in the race.
“Everyone can have their opinion, but look at my data and I didn’t brake any later, I have braked later in the race before that,” Verstappen said.
“The lap I crashed [my braking] was exactly the same as the lap before and, well, I got my penalty and now I am focusing on Canada. Maybe you should review the race from last year and see what happened there.
“I will not change my driving style.”