March 12, 2024

Ex-Ferrari F1 driver Felipe Massa has documented a claim in the London High Court against the FIA, FOM and Bernie Ecclestone over the 2008 Singapore Great Prix ‘crashgate’ outrage.

Scandalously, Renault driver Nelson Piquet Jr intentionally collided with trigger a wellbeing vehicle, which empowered partner Fernando Alonso to take the triumph.

On Monday, delegates of Massa affirmed that activity has been stopped in the High Courtroom against the three gatherings as the Brazilian, who passed up the 2008 F1 drivers’ title to then-McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton by one, accepts that the consequence of the Marina Narrows race ought to be voided.

Hamilton completed second, as Massa neglected to score following a messed up pitstop when he set off with the fuel hose actually joined.

In a meeting last year, Ecclestone asserted that there was adequate data accessible at the ideal opportunity for the case to have been researched and the outcome was tossed out. In any case, the previous F1 supremo later said that he didn’t recollect giving the meeting.

As per an assertion from Brazilian law office Vieira Rezende Advogados, “Mr Massa is looking for statements that the FIA penetrated its guidelines by neglecting to instantly explore Nelson Piquet Junior’s accident at the 2008 Singapore Fabulous Prix and that had it acted appropriately, Mr Massa would have brought home the drivers’ title that year.

Mr Massa additionally looks for harms for the critical monetary misfortune he has experienced because of the FIA’s disappointment, wherein Mr Ecclestone and FOM were likewise complicit.”

Massa’s lawful group had submitted inquiries to the FIA and FOM, however answers were postponed by the 2023 season summer break that implied key staff were inaccessible.

The assertion proceeded: “Endeavors to find a friendly goal have been fruitless, leaving Mr Massa with no decision except for to start official procedures.”

The FIA is likewise under elevated examination after an informant has approached claiming that overseeing body president Mohammed Ben Sulayem endeavored to mediate in the consequence of the 2023 Saudi Middle Eastern GP to upset a punishment given to Alonso for his Aston Martin group having rashly contacted the vehicle during a pitstop.

It is additionally guaranteed that Ben Sulayem looked to forestall the Las Vegas road circuit from being homologated in time for last year’s leader race. “Late occasions normally show that issues of straightforwardness and trustworthiness in F1 stay important, and obviously serious work is expected to reestablish its believability and long haul future,” the assertion finished up. Supposedly, Massa is looking for pay worth between £60-150 million.

FOM declined to remark when reached by the Media.