13 Oct 2008

Massa denies hitting Hamilton intentional

6:54 pm on 13 October 2008

Brazilian Felipe Massa has declared himself innocent of deliberately ramming into Lewis Hamilton during a heated aftermath to Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.

There have been suggestions the Ferrari driver turned into the Briton on purpose when they crashed during the second lap of the race in order to wreck the McLaren car and Hamilton's hopes of glory.

But Massa, who was handed a drive-through penalty for his part in their collision, hit back saying it was simply a racing incident and in no way had he crashed into Hamilton deliberately.