Alonso says no issues with Massa over orders

SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 13, 2013 (AFP) – Fernando Alonso insisted there was no rift with Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa after the Brazilian ignored team orders during Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.

Race engineer Rob Smedley barked through the radio “Multi-function strategy A — now, please” in the early stages of the race, believed to be a clear order for Massa to let Alonso overtake into fifth place.

The Brazilian refused, however, and Alonso had to battle past him on the home straight on lap 20 click here for more