Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has said that he doesn't believe Felipe Massa 'has a case' due to all drivers and teams 'signing up to sporting regulations.'
Massa is currently attempting to overturn the result of the 2008 world championship, after comments from Bernie Ecclestone suggested that both he and then-FIA president Max Mosley knew about the 'crashgate' controversy way before any investigation was launched, but opted to protect the sport from a scandal.
The incident is one of the most controversial in the sport's history, when Nelson Piquet Jr purposely crashed his Renault car into the barriers during the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix under orders from his team, in order to help his team-mate Fernando Alonso's race.
Piquet came clean about what he had done almost a year later, when he was dropped by the Renault team and, despite fines, sanctions and disqualifications being placed on the team, the result of the race stood as it was too far in the past.
Massa finished that particular race in 12th, whilst championship rival Lewis Hamilton finished third. Massa lost the world championship by a single point that season.
A potential nullification of the race would mean Massa could have theoretically won the title by five points.
Now, Wolff has had his say on the Massa case, as his team look on with interest following Hamilton's title loss in controversial circumstances in 2021.
"I don't think he has a case, to be honest," he told media before this year's Singapore GP.
"We are signing up to sporting regulations. They're very clear, and you commit as a licence holder.
"If everybody were to open up situations then the sport would be in disarray, and especially when you look at the full championships: there's so many things that have an influence whether you win or lose that I don't see the case to be honest.
"On the civil case side, I don't know, let's evaluate whether there's some damages that could be claimed. I think reputation, they have a difficult position, what is it? But yeah, for me, this is like watching a telenovela, or soap opera playing out in front of me."
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