Formula 1 chief’s had until the end of Friday to respond to Felipe Massa’s lawyers, who are trying to strip Lewis Hamilton of his 2008 title over the “stolen Crashgate races”.
Felipe Massa claims he was “completely wronged” at the 2008 Singapore GP.
His lawyers have since taken legal action to get Hamilton’s title * Reports now claim F1 have until the end of Friday to respond Formula 1 had until the end of Friday to respond to legal requirements made by Felipe Massa’s lawyers. In May, Massa claimed he was “totally wronged” after Bernie Ecclestone’s bombastic signs during the controversial 2008 Singapore GP and launched legal action to reclaim the title.
The ex-Ferrari star has announced his desire to take action against the FIA to have the title retroactively awarded to him.
Massa’s lawyers sent the F1 series an eight-page “Letter Before Claim” in August and it has now emerged that the organization has until the end of Friday to respond. According to the Independent, the original letter provided for a 14-day request to respond, but responses from F1 and the FIA indicated that two weeks was not enough time, so Massa’s legal team set a new deadline of 4pm on Friday 8 September . . . Felipe Massa took legal action over the result of the 2008 World Drivers’ Championship.
Felipe Massa took legal action over the results of the 2008 World Drivers’ Championship
The_2008_Singapore_race_is_remembered_for_the_Crashgate_affair The 2008 Singapore race is remembered for the “Crashgate” affair, in which it is alleged that Renault deliberately engineered Nelson Piquet to crash in order to bring out the safety car”
The 2008 Singapore race is remembered for the “Crashgate” incident, in which Renault deliberately engineered Nelson Piquet’s safety car to crash (pictured)
Lewis_Hamilton_right_and_Massa_left_were_the_main_championship Lewis Hamilton (right) and Massa (left) were the main contenders for the championship in 2008″ Lewis Hamilton (right) and Massa (left) were the main contenders for the championship in 2008