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Massa wants Kobayashi ban

A disappointed Felipe Massa has urged the FIA to take a hardline approach with Kamui Kobayashi, saying his antics are no different to Romain Grosjean's.
Taking out two Championship hopefuls - and others - at the start of the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix, Grosjean was hit with a one-race ban.
Massa now wants the same for Kobayashi after the Caterham driver took him out at the start of Sunday's Australian GP.
"Somebody hit me massively, and it was really a shame as everything was under control for the start," the Williams driver told Autosport.
"I was really careful going to the line very safely, but every time Kamui is trying to do a start like that he will do the same.
"You cannot brake at 50 metres on a start like that."
He added: "I don't see a difference between what happened to his start and what happened to Grosjean when he did a crazy start at Spa."
Pressed as to what he believes would be an appropriate course of action against the Japanese driver, Massa stated: "I hope they give a hard penalty because you cannot do that."
As for Kobayashi, he concedes the accident was entirely his fault.
"We struggled to get grip but definitely my mistake," said the Caterham driver.
Kobayashi, though, avoided sanctions as the "stewards determine that the incident was caused by a serious technical failure completely outside the control of the driver."

Massa starts 9th, Kobayashi starts 16th and Kobi drills Massa in the 1st turn. Can you say banzai....

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The stewards have already confirmed it was rear brake failure on the Kobis car and not driver error.

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