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Massa blocking accusations make no sense - Carlos Sainz Jr

Carlos Sainz Jr Renault F1 2017 Brazil

Carlos Sainz Jr says Felipe Massa's accusation that he impeded him on purpose during Formula 1 qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix "doesn't make any sense".

An angry Massa, in his final home grand prix, slammed Sainz for what he labeled a "completely unacceptable" incident, accusing the Spaniard of confessing to impeding him in Q3 on purpose.

"I don't understand it. I don't understand the accusations and all the problems," said Sainz, who qualified one place ahead of Massa in eighth.

"Maybe he misunderstood the situation. He was in my way a lot of times in free practice and once in qualy, and that's it.

"We had our issues in free practice but in qualy I didn't see any issue apart from him impeding me.

"I know that he impeded me in Turn 4 but I don't know why he says I impeded him and even less that I did it on purpose.

"It's something that I don't understand at the moment.

"It would be good for both to think about tomorrow because we have a 70-lap race and to complain about one lap in qualifying doesn't make any sense.

"Let's see how he wakes up and how I wake up and if we have the time we will talk."

The Renault driver had another strong outing in his third grand prix with the team, maintaining a 100% record of Q3 appearances.

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