Felipe Massa’s disclosure he’s contemplating authorized motion over his world championship defeat 15 years in the past prompted an amused response from McLaren.
Massa was overwhelmed to the 2008 title by Lewis Hamilton in a well-known showdown finale on the Brazilian driver’s dwelling occasion. Whereas Massa received the race, Hamilton denied him the title by claiming fifth place on the ultimate lap.
Nonetheless Massa stays aggrieved over the injury performed to his title hopes at an earlier spherical in Singapore. Fernando Alonso received the race however the next yr it emerged his Renault group had eased his path to victory by arranging for his group mate Nelson Piquet Jnr to crash and trigger a Security Automotive interval.
Massa led the race till that time however his probabilities of scoring factors had been ruined by a botched pit cease throughout that Security Automotive interval. Hamilton, who had been second earlier than Piquet’s crash, completed third and scored six factors greater than Massa that day. He went on to clinch the title by a single level.
Nonetheless former Formulation 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone not too long ago claimed the FIA knew of the ‘Crashgate’ episode in 2008 and will have taken motion over the result of the race. Massa responded final week saying he desires “justice” and is “going after it to know all this.”
McLaren drew consideration to protection of Massa’s response on social media, sharing screengrabs of it accompanied by a montage of images of Hamilton clinching the 2008 title in Brazil. “Denial is a river of Egypt,” it remarked within the video’s description, referencing a phrase from a preferred social media meme.
F1 historical past
Browse all historical past articles