[Why precedent doesn’t favour Massa’s F1 legal challenge
Felipe Massa insists that money is not motivating his legal challenge against the FIA and Formula 1. That’s despite his sizeable representation claiming the Brazilian has missed out on “tens of millions of euros” for not having been crowned an F1 champion. Disputing the result of the 2008 season, which he lost by a single point to McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton, is instead about seeking “justice for the sport”.
Massa argues that recently circulated interviews with Bernie Ecclestone and the late Max Mosley prove they knew in good time that Renault’s Nelson Piquet Jr crashed deliberately in Singapore. Therefore, the race result (where Hamilton scored six points, Massa nil) should be tossed in the bin.