Brazilians! Race fans! Get mad! GET ANGRY! Something must be done about the injustice done to Felipe Massa. It doesn’t matter how many years it’s been; justice never sleeps!
This inspiring driver who wore his heart on his sleeve was robbed of the Formula 1 World Championship, We’ve all been treated unfairly in our lives, and no matter how much time had passed, we’ve all hoped for justice. Felipe Massa must be retroactively be awarded the World Championship for the gross injustice that occurred at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.
Renault went beyond teamwork to win at Singapore in 2008. Many involved in the crime including Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds faced severe punishment for their actions…but has justice been done?
Massa has this year started investigating legal action, saying it was the comments of those in charge of Formula 1 at the time that got his interest.
“It’s not like I woke up at the start of this year and was looking for that result in 2008. But we saw some interesting interviews from Bernie (Ecclestone) and also from (former FIA race director) Charlie Whiting, from (former FIA president) Max Mosley’s series that he did. And after that I thought what happened at the end was not correct. So I’m looking forward to understanding everything that happened.
Because to be honest I fought them to the last lap, I fought them to the last moment. I used a lot of my heart to celebrate that moment. We fought until the end. I won the race in Brazil, but maybe something that happened in that race in Singapore was not correct, for the sport and for the justice I would say.”
The powers-that-be in Formula 1 kept the scandal quiet until the end of the season, even though they knew that race fixing had occurred in Singapore. They tried to solidify the tainted championship and prevent Massa and Ferrari from appealing. Many people question whether a legal challenge to a sporting event from 15 years ago would be worth the paper it’s written on.
For Formula 1 to regain any credibility on the world stage, to maintain it’s tenuous grip on the title as ‘the pinnacle of motorsports’ the FIA must untangle this web of lies and do what is right.