Felipe Massa has issued a stark warning to Lewis Hamilton that he will never win another Formula One world title if he continues to drive in a 'mindless' manner.
Ferrari's Felipe Massa (right) and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in better times. Pic/Getty Images
Massa was enraged following his latest collision with Hamilton in Suhnday's Singapore Grand Prix that resulted in a showdown in the drivers' pen where post-race TV and radio interviews are conducted.
Hamilton, involved in so many incidents this season, was given his fifth drive-through penalty of the campaign for running into Massa, damaging the front wing of his McLaren and puncturing the right rear tyre on the Ferrari.
Seething that Hamilton ignored him as they began to speak to the TV crews, Massa approached Hamilton from behind, slapping him on the back and pulling him by the upper right arm to grab his attention.
When Hamilton turned, Massa twice slapped him on the right shoulder in a sarcastic congratulatory manner, giving him a thumbs-up sign before snapping: "Good job huh. Very good job."
In response, Hamilton shouted after a departing Massa, "Don't touch me man. Don't touch me."