‘I was totally WRONGED’: Felipe Massa insists Singapore ‘Crashgate’ result was a ‘stolen race’ after Bernie Ecclestone’s admission – as he presses ahead with legal action to take the 2008 F1 title back from Lewis Hamilton

Felipe Massa insists he was ‘totally wronged’ during the controversial 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, following Bernie Ecclestone’s bombshell admissions on the result. Dubbed as ‘Crashgate’ the scandal saw Massa drop from first to 13th as Alonso won the race. According to the statutes, we should have cancelled the race in Singapore under these conditions. And then Felipe Massa would have become world champion and not Lewis Hamilton.’. The ‘Crashgate’ affair happened in the 15th of 18 races that 2008 season – with that Singapore Grand Prix remainingĀ one of the biggest cheating scandals in the sport’s recent history. Prior to the Singapore race, Hamilton was only leading Massa by a single point and afterwards walked away with a seven-point advantage. Massa is now claiming that the race in Singapore cost him the 2008 title.

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