Max Verstappen’s 2021 F1 title is under threat as Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is given new legal hope over Lewis Hamilton’s problems in Abu Dhabi – after Felipe Massa sued over the 2008 Crashgate scandal.
Verstappen beat Hamilton in the last round of the 2021 season to become world champion
The call has risen since Felipe Massa began his trial for the 2008 title Massa claims the so-called Crashgate scandal robbed him of the title Toto Wolff has said Mercedes still has reasons to challenge Max Verstappen’s disputed title win against Lewis Hamilton in 2021.
London-based lawyers acting on Massa’s behalf believe the result should be thrown out because, as has long been established, Renault ordered Nelsinho Piquet to crash to bring out the safety car, changing the course of the race so team-mate Fernando Alonso could win.
Specifically, they point to apparent new evidence that F1 bosses and the governing FIA knew about the theft and only decided to act next year. Wolff said: “It will be interesting to watch.
Nobody saw this coming because the rules are pretty clear in F1. “Mex Vertsappen (right) won the championship on the final lap of the final race of the season, ahead of Lewis Hamilton (left)” Mex Vertsappen (right) won the championship ahead of Lewis Hamilton (left) on the final lap of the final race of the season The appeal comes after Felipe Massa (right) launched a bid for the 2008 title