Massa went against advised Ferrari strategy

Felipe Massa has revealed he passed over Ferrari’s advice in devising his race strategy for the Indian grand prix.

The Brazilian, who is leaving the Italian team after an eight-year career in red, said his engineers wanted him to qualify on the longer-lasting, harder tyres.

“I made a different decision to them,” Massa is quoted by Brazil’s Totalrace.

“At the Nurburgring I did what the engineers said and it didn’t work, so I took a different decision this time.”

The strategy, with Massa on the fast-wearing soft tyres, is the same as pole sitter Sebastian Vettel’s, who would like to wrap up his title on Sunday with a win.

But Mark Webber, in the sister Red Bull, thinks qualifying on the harder tyres was actually a wiser choice.

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