Formula One title hopeful Felipe Massa has dismissed claims levelled at him by former F1 team boss Eddie Jordan that he will play dirty in order to get his hands on the drivers’ championship crown, the Sun reports.
According to Jordan, championship pace-setter Lewis Hamilton needs to be on his guard in case Massa tries to drive him off the racetrack and "steal" the title.
However, Massa has responded by insisting he has always played by the rules in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
"I have never fought dirty, I’m not going to start now," he told the newspaper.
"I don’t want anything to do with something like that. I respect my rivals, whoever they are. I will fight fair. Since he sold his team, Jordan has had nothing to do with F1 except for what he says in the press."
In order to win the title, Massa needs to win the last race of the season – in his home country of Brazil – and hope Hamilton finishes in no better than sixth position.
He could also finish second and be victorious, but Hamilton would have to finish no higher than eighth.