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Felipe Massa Files Lawsuit Over 2008 F1 Title Loss

Mar 11, 2024

A 16-year-old title is heading to court.

Former F1 driver Felipe Massa has filed a lawsuit in London against FIA (the auto racing governing body), series owner Formula One Management, and its former chief executive Bernie Ecclestone in an effort to claim the 2008 season-long title.

Massa is seeking a minimum of $82 million in damages due to lost prize money and other deals he would have landed had he won the title, according to the Associated Press. In the last year, Massa has claimed he was the “rightful” 2008 champion due to an incident known as Crashgate, which caused him to finish in second place to Lewis Hamilton, by a single point. Massa’s case will be heard in the King’s Bench Division of the High Court.

Source: Front Office Sports

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