I was screaming on the radio about track conditions, says Felipe Massa

Veteren F1 driver Felipe Massa said he was "screaming" to convey his worries about the conditions at Suzuka during the Japanese Grand Prix.

I was screaming on the radio about track conditions, says Felipe Massa

New Delhi: Veteren F1 driver Felipe Massa said he was "screaming" to convey his worries about the conditions at Suzuka during the Japanese Grand Prix.

The comments of the Williams driver came after Jules Bianchi collided with a recovery vehicle which was removing the damaged Sauber car of Sutil on lap 44. Following the accident, the race was red-flagged and not re-started. On lap 42, Sutil lost control, spun and hit the tyre barrier on the outside of turn 7.

The marshals waved double yellow flags before the corner to warn drivers of the incident. A recovery vehicle was engaged in order to lift the car to a place of safety behind the guard rail. While this was being done, the driver of car 17, Bianchi, lost control of his car, crashed into the back of the tractor.

BBC quoted Massa, saying: "I'm worried. I was already screaming on the radio five laps before the safety car that there was too much water on the track. They took a bit too long [to bring out the safety car] and it was dangerous. So we saw that there were some crashes at the end."

The Brazilian, was the last driver to endure a head injury as he fractured his skull during qualifying for the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Under the threat of approaching typhoon Phanfone, the first nine laps of the race were run behind a safety car and it started to rain heavily again near the end of the race. At the time of the crash, rain was falling steadily and it was getting dark, with several drivers complained of not being able to see properly.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the race ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel. But the drivers on the podium kept the trophy presentation a low key affair.