Ferrari president blasts Felipe Massa penalty

Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari attends the drivers parade before the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 3, 2013
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Ferrari supremo Luca Di Montezemolo criticises the Formula 1 stewards at the Brazilian Grand Prix after Felipe Massa picked up a drive-through penalty.

Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo has blasted Formula 1 officials for their decision to hand a drive-through penalty to Felipe Massa at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Massa was penalised by the stewards after being judged to have illegally crossed the white line of the pit entrance, which saw him drop from fourth place and subsequently see the Italian outfit narrowly lose out on second place in the constructors' championship to Mercedes.

However, Di Montezemolo branded the decision as "disproportionate and unjust".

He told RAI Television: "Every so often, the gentlemen who come to the races to act as stewards make decisions that are a bit ridiculous and anachronistic.

"One needs to be careful that we maintain credibility, for the work of the teams that invest money and for the drivers who risk their lives."

The Ferrari supremo was also critical of the steward's choice to penalise Lewis Hamilton over a collision with Williams driver Valtteri Bottas.

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