Massa agrees to skip Italian GP amid legal process over 2008 F1 title
Felipe Massa, along with other former Formula 1 drivers such as Mika Hakkinen, Jacques Villeneuve, and David Coulthard, was employed by the F1 organization in ambassadorial roles. These roles involved attending certain races, wearing logoed shirts, and fulfilling tasks like meet and greets in the Paddock Club. However, complications arose when Massa initiated a legal process against F1 and the FIA regarding the 2008 world championship and the impact of the Singapore GP ‘Crashgate’ incident. Due to these circumstances, it was mutually agreed that Massa’s presence as an F1 ambassador at the Italian GP in Monza was not appropriate. Nevertheless, he can still attend races as a private individual. Massa’s lawyers have claimed that he suffered significant financial, moral, and reputational damages as a result of the Singapore affair.