Williams’ Felipe Massa says ‘I will not trust’ Sergio Perez after crash

'When I will be behind him, I will think three times where I need to go' says Massa, implying Sergio Perez recklessly caused the crash between the two at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Felipe Massa is 11th in the Formula One driver standings, two points behind Sergio Perez. Clive Rose / Getty Images
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SPIELBERG, Austria// The chill between Formula One drivers Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez following their crash in Canada showed no signs of lifting yesterday, with Massa saying the Mexican could not be trusted.

“When somebody is paying so many penalties, is causing so many problems, you cannot believe him,” Massa said ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.

“I will not trust him anymore, definitely. When I will be behind him, I will think three times where I need to go because I don’t know what he’s going to do.”

“It’s not like I’ll be behind and won’t try [to pass]. I will try, but I will think three times.”

The two drivers suffered a horrific crash on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve two weeks ago as Brazilian Massa tried to overtake his Force India rival.

Massa has repeatedly insisted the accident, at 300 kph, was Perez’s fault.

“I will not change my opinion,” he said, adding that he was ready to speak to Perez, 24, but would not make the first move.

“[I’m] totally ready ... But I didn’t do anything wrong, he did, and it was dangerous, for him as well.”

The two have not spoken since arriving in southern Austria “and I will not go to him,” Massa said.

Recalling his feelings as he lost control of his car and headed for the barrier in Montreal, he said: “It was a big one. The worst feeling is when you don’t have brakes, you cannot stop the car and you see that the wall is just coming in front of you. That’s really a very scary moment.

“I’m happy that nothing happened. I’m happy that I’m fine, and this is the most important thing.”

Massa made it clear he believes Perez violated FIA rules and caused the crash.

“The rules say that when somebody moves the car behind and puts the front wheel on the side of your rear tyres, you cannot turn the car anymore, you cannot move anymore, so he didn’t follow,” Massa said.

Perez will start Sunday’s race with a five-point grid penalty, a punishment Massa still considers too lenient, especially since the accident may have involved other drivers, such as Sebastian Vettel, who was close behind when the two collided.

“I hope he learns. Otherwise, he will pay more penalties in the future,” the Brazilian said.

Perez, for his part, was tight-lipped about the accident and refused to speak about Massa’s latest comments.

“He has his opinion, I have my opinion. We just have to sit down,” he said.

The FIA is due to review the accident today, following an appeal by Force India.

“We have enough evidence to prove that I did nothing wrong,” Perez said.

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