Felipe Massa on Saturday said he blames "everybody" wearing red in the Sepang paddock this weekend for his atrocious qualifying result.

Felipe Massa on Saturday said he blames "everybody" wearing red in the Sepang paddock this weekend for his atrocious qualifying result.

The Brazilian, despite the Ferrari F60 looking competitive on the Malaysian layout in practice, will line up just sixteenth on the grid after deliberately sitting out the final dash for pace in 'Q1'.

"The team thought it was enough to go through and maybe I thought the same, honestly. In the end there was not enough time to go out again," he said.

Asked if he blames the team for the bad call, Massa answered: "I blame me, I blame the engineers, I blame everybody that was working (for Ferrari). It is a Ferrari mistake and a wake up call for us."

He said part of the problem could be Ferrari simply adjusting to no longer having the best car in F1, after a disastrous start to the season in Australia last week.

His teammate Kimi Raikkonen was quick enough only for ninth, after narrowly surviving a similar 'Q1' scare.

 

 

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