F1 » Massa blanks Piquet amid Singapore fall-out.

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Paul Buckland - Unregistered

October 02, 2009 7:23 AM

Just shows what a gent Massa is. I don't think I could have even brought myself to acknowledge Junior's presence never mind shake his hand. On purely nice guy terms Massa deserved the championship more than Lewis but it isn't a factor. Luck is, and he just doesn't seem to have much of it. As for changing results after the event, sometimes it happens, sometimes not. Everyone knows about Maradonna's hand of god goal, but the result wasn't changed. Corrections have to be done instantly, or there would be chaos. And if somehow Massa had been awarded the Malaysia win retrospectively, then both Ferrari and McLaren would have approached the remaining races differently. Who knows ...

Timmie - Unregistered

October 02, 2009 7:53 AM

Though it is the usual media spin on a drivers words, Massa can't claim that by Renault cheating it cost him a world championship and he definitely can't ask for results to be changed to favour him - which he is not.
If he had one that race and no one cheated, the results that followed in the coming races would have been completely different and the last race would have been a whole other story as to what it was.
Massa and Hamilton both had up and down times last year and it was decided by a single point. No matter peoples opinions of either driver it was a good battle.
Can't wait for his return next year and for another great championship to be decided between some top drivers!

stumacher - Unregistered

October 02, 2009 8:01 AM

Massa got so much help off the FIA last year that most casual observers would have thought that the World Championship would have felt a hollow one anyway. Now he wants to claim it over an incident 3/4 of the way through the season. If he could be happy with a WC handed to him now, I would lose all respect for him. (Which I do have by the way.)


October 02, 2009 8:51 AM

I think Massa's view is a bit obtuse. Piquet's accident didn't case the Ferrari pit crew to flub that pitstop. The main cause of that was that light system telling him to launch prematurely. Would that also mean that we should negate his first pitstop?... What about other teams who may have rushed their first pitstop? The waters become too murky, in my opinion. 2008 was a season of what "could have been" with special regards to steward intervention deciding race outcomes.

Ian Leapingwell - Unregistered

October 02, 2009 9:21 AM

I am struggeling a bit with this one.
Maybe I missed something but...Singapore 08 Massa finished 13th, and had the results been amended cancelling Alonso's win, giving it to Rosberg, Hamilton would have been promoted from 3rd to 2nd place, and Massa would have still only been 12th and still out of the points.
And if we want to really sort this out, what about the cretinous decision of the Spa race stewards, taking Ham's win away. That was robbery. Ham passed Kimi on the grass having been forced wide, and was told to let Kimi through again, which he did. Ham then re-took Kimi at the next corner. He had given back the position, FULLY, and then overtaken again.
That is what the rules state.

AB - Unregistered

October 02, 2009 9:21 AM

Of course it cost him. It is generally recognised that its a tainted championship for the winner. And as for the FIA people should look at how Mark Webber handled a drive through at the Nurburgring this year to see how a penatly should be dealt with. He has levels of composure, honesty, professionalism, style and integrity that the WDC can only dream of.

Ian Leapingwell - Unregistered

October 02, 2009 9:29 AM

SO I can't see why Massa thinks an amended result for Singapore would have made him Champ.
I am a Ham fan, but I like Massa too and would have been equally happy to see Massa win the Championship. He really deserved it.

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