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Felipe Massa Was Right to Ignore Williams Team Orders

Williams' Felipe Massa was running in seventh place with a few laps to go of the 2014 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix. Having done an exceptionally good job of saving fuel, he was attempting to pass the McLaren of Jenson Button for sixth. Just behind and catching fast was Valtteri Bottas in the other Williams. The team thought Bottas had a better chance of passing Button than Massa, so they asked the Brazilian to move over. It's bad enough being asked to let a teammate by, but the language used can make it more or less bearable. Williams kept it nice and simple, and TV viewers around the world heard the team radio transmission loud and clear: "Valtteri is faster than you." If you had a quiet, slightly guilty chuckle as you heard those word...

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