31 Jul 2010

Massa says he will never play second fiddle

8:31 am on 31 July 2010

The Brazilian Formula One motor racing driver Felipe Massa insists he is not playing second fiddle to fellow Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso in the wake of the 'team orders' controversy at the German Grand Prix.

The Italian team appeared to give Massa a coded order to allow Alonso through to win and have been fined $140,000. Ferrari could yet face further punishment.

Speaking ahead of this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, Massa says he'll quit the day he becomes a number two driver and that Alonso is not number one at Ferrari.

A number of senior figures following Formula One have said they feel the ban on team orders is unworkable and should be removed.