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Massa Fights to Correct Historic Injustice

Massa Fights to Correct Historic Injustice

12/03/2024

Felipe Massa pursues legal action to address the 2008 Singapore GP ‘crashgate’, aiming to rectify what he deems a major career injustice.

Felipe Massa has outlined his reasons for pursuing legal action following the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix ‘crashgate’ episode, which he believes cost him that year’s world championship.

Massa’s legal team confirmed yesterday that they are initiating proceedings against the FIA, FOM, and Bernie Ecclestone (as detailed here) in relation to the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

The former Ferrari driver aims to demonstrate that the race results should have been completely invalidated, which would have made him that year’s world champion.

“I’ve always said that I would fight to the end. Since the FIA and FOM decided to take no action, we will seek to rectify this historic injustice through the courts.”

“The matter is now in the hands of the lawyers, who are fully authorized to do whatever is necessary to ensure justice in the sport is served.”

F1 and the FIA have so far declined to comment, unlike Bernie Ecclestone, who has expressed support for Massa despite being targeted by the Brazilian’s legal action.

“Had he asked me, I would have said that pursuing legal action and letting an English judge decide what is right and wrong was absolutely the right thing to do,” he told the Press Association.

“I can’t say anything about the outcome and what will happen. I have no idea, I think nobody has any idea, but from his perspective, it’s better that an English judge makes a verdict. It will be of greater help to him.”

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