Posted November 24, 2012 on
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Felipe Massa didn't like to hear the suggestion he could take Sebastian Vettel out on purpose at the Brazilian Grand Prix to help his Ferrari teammate win the Formula One title Sunday.
Vettel has a significant points lead over Alonso and will start three positions ahead of him in the season-ending race in Sao Paulo. The Red Bull driver needs to finish fourth or better to become F1's youngest three-time champion at 25 even if Alonso wins the race. But a podium finish will be enough for the Spaniard if Vettel doesn't get any points.
Massa, who will be just behind Vettel on the grid, in fifth place, said that doing anything on purpose to end Vettel's day would go against his principles.
''I've always been an honest person and an honest driver'' he said. ''And that will continue to be the case. My limit is the limit of the regulations, and I will stay true to this limit.''
Alonso also refused any notion that Massa would break the r...
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