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Lewis Hamilton ‘not centered’ on Felipe Massa’s authorized motion over misplaced 2008 F1 title | F1

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The previous Ferrari driver has began authorized motion towards F1 bosses and governing physique the FIA and is searching for compensation for a loss in earnings. 

Massa missed out on the 2008 title to Hamilton and his attorneys have claimed this was as a result of ‘crash-gate’ scandal – when Renault mounted the Singapore Grand Prix. 

Seven-time world champion Hamilton was not involved in getting concerned within the matter when requested for his response forward of the Dutch Grand Prix. 

“I’ve a extremely unhealthy reminiscence, so I don’t actually bear in mind lots, to be sincere,” Hamilton instructed reporters at Zandvoort. 

“I’m actually simply centered on the right here and now and serving to the crew get again into the championship and the race. 

“I’m not likely centered on what occurred 15 years in the past.”

Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone sparked Massa’s authorized bid with feedback attributed in a latest interview with F1-Insider. 

“We wished to guard the game and reserve it from an enormous scandal,” Ecclestone was quoted as saying, in translation. 

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“I nonetheless really feel sorry for Massa at present,” he added. “He was cheated out of the title he deserved, whereas Hamilton had all of the luck on this planet and gained his first championship.”

Ecclestone, 92, has since mentioned he can not bear in mind ever giving the interview. 

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