Brazilian Felipe Massa has announced a legal battle with the FIA and FOM due to the loss of the Formula One world championship title. The former Ferrari driver announced in April this year that he intends to challenge the results of the 2008 season, in which he was beaten by a single point by Lewis Hamilton, after the former owner of F1's commercial rights, Bernie Ecclestone, admitted that they should be excluded from the championship. the results of the Singapore Grand Prix, which was marred by the crashgate affair. In March of this year, Ecclestone admitted that the results of the race in Singapore, where Nelson Piquet Jr. deliberately crashed into the protective wall on the instructions of the Renault team, Flavio Briatore, should have been annulled, as they learned about the deliberate act in time. The investigation was launched only one year ago
Felipe Massa will examine legal options that would allow him to regain the 2008 world championship title, which was otherwise won by Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton was locked in a title fight with Felipe Massa in the 2008 season, and the Brazilian was left empty-handed by one point at the end of the season, while Hamilton, then in a McLaren, became the F1 world champion for the first time. Massa will be looking to change the outcome of the championship based on the Singapore Grand Prix, where Hamilton finished third and won six points under the current scoring system, while the Ferrari driver, leading until the pit stop, was left with a final thirteenth place after a refueling incident no points. Singapore 2008 was marked by the Crashgate affair, which was initiated by Fernando Alonso and his manager and then eki boss
Former world champion Damon Hill said Max Verstappen reminds him of Ayrton Senna, while believing he will learn a lot from his mistakes just as the Brazilian did. The Red Bull racer lost a practically guaranteed victory due to a collision with Esteban Ocon, and although Hill blamed the French racer for the main culprit, he is convinced that the more experienced racer would leave more space than the Dutchman and thus avoid contact. "There used to be a guy in Formula 1 who occasionally bumped into other racers when it wasn't necessary. I meant Senna, of course. It's kind of a pattern for all young racers." "Clearly, Ocon shouldn't have gotten into a situation like this with a leading race car driver. But Max took a risk instead of leaving and simply waiting for a better chance to get him.
Former Williams racer Felipe Masaa believes that the English team with poor results is paying the price because they chose money over talent. The Brazilian, however, hopes that the team will be able to recover as soon as possible. The season started worse than expected for the Williams team, as after the first three races they remain the only team without a point. The Brazilian, who retired at the end of last season and was replaced by Russian racer Sergey Sirotkin, believes that one of the reasons for the poorer performances is also the lack of funds compared to the best teams. Despite the fact that they increased their revenues last year, but to a much lesser extent than the best teams. This is supposed to force the team to choose slightly inexperienced riders instead of well-paid top riders, who, however, brought the team just for
Brazilian Felipe Massa, the current racer of the Wiliams team, announced that he will say goodbye to Formula One at the end of this season. The Brazilian has competed in 242 races in his career so far, and has also won eleven of them. The 35-year-old Massa lost the world title by a hair in 2008 when he was defeated by Lewis Hamilton by a single point in the fight for the crown of the best, and for the lost title the Brazilian pointed to the Singapore GP, where Renault collided Nelson Piqueta Jr. managed to arrange the course of the race so that Fernando Alonso celebrated a practically incredible victory. His career was most marked by a serious accident in the 2009 season, when a spring hit him in the head at the Hungarian Grand Prix and severely injured him.
The compliments of Clarie Williams, Williams ’deputy team leader, certainly sweetened the summer holidays for racers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas. In an interview with Autosport, Williams gave a series of compliments to both the team and the racers. In this way, she somehow resolved the dilemmas of whether Massa and Bottas will have an extended contract for next season or not. “Felipe and Valtteri are a dream combination for us. They both do an excellent job, ”Williams praised them. "Felipe came to us in 2014 for various reasons, but I find that he did a lot more during that time than we thought at the time and expected from him," she continued. We can admit that Bottas ob Massi gained a lot of experience both on the racetrack and in working with the team, mechanics and engineers. That's right
The compliments of Claire Williams, Williams ’deputy team leader, certainly sweetened the summer holidays for racers Filipe Massi and Valtteri Bottas. In an interview with Autosport, Williams gave a series of compliments to both the team and the racers. So she somehow also resolved the dilemmas of whether Massa and Bottas will have an extended contract for next season or not. “Felipe and Valtteri are a dream combination for us. They both work great, ”Williams praised them. "Felipe came to us in 2014 for various reasons, but I find that he did a lot more during that time than we thought at the time and expected from him," she continued. We can admit that Bottas ob Massi gained a lot of experience both on the racetrack and in working with the team, mechanics and engineers. Thus, dr
The British Williams team has unveiled its new race car for this season. They unveiled their new FW38 vehicle through their public relations department and through social media. Frank Williams, the team’s founder, praised last year’s success when they won third place among the constructors and announced that he can’t say much about the goals for this season. “We have to wait for the first match, then we will see where our challenges are and where we need to work more,” he said in his address. The racers remain the same this season as well - Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, who were fifth and sixth among the racers last season. The new car is powered by a Mercedes engine, and we will see it on the racetrack, like most others, on Monday at the first official tests in Barcelona.
"Mercedes is not invincible," said Williams team officials. “Mercedes has small wounds, but these are not visible because they are a strong team. But we need to be prepared when the wounds get bigger, ”technical manager Pat Symonds told Reuters. Last season, only three races managed to beat the Mercedes team due to their own mistakes by another team, basically it was just the Ferrari team. And why not Williams? “We certainly had too many operational errors, there’s no doubt about that,” Symonds replies, predicting a better 2016 season. “I can’t promise to be completely error-free because no one is immune to errors, but we had too many last season. We will reduce that next season, "he continued. The problem is that pr
Felipe Massa said he does not regret leaving the Ferrari team, where the engineers stopped taking him into account in development and settings with the arrival of Fernando Alonso. “My story with Ferrari was wonderful at first, honest, the kind of applause depicted on the podium in Monza,” said Massa, who left Maranello after eight years of collaboration. "There came a time when I had to feel important again." The Brazilian explained that his status on the team changed dramatically with the arrival of Alonso in the 2010 season. "I was important at first. But then things changed with the arrival of Alonso. I looked around and realized that all of a sudden I was gone. no word on details, but this sport is cut into details, which you can only change if you enjoy a certain status in the team and have a certain strength.