Date: 21st July 2014 at 8:59am
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Felipe Massa was once again involved in a scary opening lap incident in Germany.

Just one race on from Silverstone, where the Brazilian had to take avoiding action to miss a stricken Kimi Raikkonen after the Ferrari drivers heavy crash, Massa once again was forced to retire on the first lap in Germany.

This time it was Massa who had suffered the scary incident, being flipped over onto his roof following contact with the McLaren of Kevin Magnussen on the first corner of the race.

‘The accident was more scary watching than being inside. I saw everything the other way around.

‘I was in front. If someone needs to watch, it’s the car behind.’
Massa told the BBC.

Magnussen had initially got away well from the grid after starting in fourth place with the two Williams cars of Bottas and Massa in second and third.

Magnussen pulled to the inside of the corner alongside both Bottas and Massa, Bottas’ momentum meant that he kept second place going into the corner however Magnussen and Massa collided on the curb of the first corner.

Massa was marginally ahead, but only just and the race stewards opted to take no further action after investigating the incident.

Magnussen also spoke to the BBC after the race and he said: ‘I need to see a replay of the accident, but if I’d had somewhere to go, then there wouldn’t have been contact with Felipe,’

‘I am sorry about the situation. I did my best to try and avoid the accident, but there wasn’t much else I could do.’