Nelson Piquet Jr, the 2008 ‘Crashgate’ Executioner, allegedly practises his contentious Singapore GP crash in previously unseen F1 crash footage, have a look at the video
‘Crashgate’ has finally returned the spotlight in Formula One after a staggering 16 years, thanks to ex-Ferrari driver Felipe Massa, and has in fact been the talk of the town for months.
Nelson Piquet Jr Singapore GP crashgate 2008 full crash accident video goes viral on Twitter
🇸🇬 GP de Singapura 2008
🇧🇷 Nelson Piquet Jr pic.twitter.com/H6yXSJxi9S
— Todo dia uma batida na F1 (@TdDia1batidaF1) September 14, 2023
Nelsinho Piquet ensaiando a batida no GP de Singapura de 2008 pic.twitter.com/gyzaoPFNEv
— Torpedo Russo (@kvyatorpedo) September 12, 2023
Lewis Hamilton’s 2008 triumph in the world championship has been shown to be unfair by the Brazilian using “Crashgate” as leverage. The seven-time world champion doesn’t appear to be upset by the ongoing talk, but Massa isn’t indicating that he will withdraw either.
Here’s something very fascinating that just snuck its way into social media amid such a heated legal dispute between the former Williams driver and the FIA verdict. Nelson Piquet Jr.’s previously unseen clip has unpredictably shown on X.
It’s also odd that the video, which might have easily served as potential proof of Renault’s malfeasance, was never actually broadcast live on television.
The video appears to have been taken during the formation lap when Piquet is supposedly pushing his Renault to its limits or perhaps, just perhaps, practising his crash. Around the exit of the left-handed corner, the Brazilian driver slams on the pedal aggressively, spinning his Renault and nearly crashing into the barriers. Piquet, however, manages to keep his vehicle safe and continues the lap.
Felipe Massa desires Lewis Hamilton’s backing in the 2008 Formula One championship controversy
It’s interesting to note that Massa’s legal team officially asked Hamilton for assistance in helping his old opponent win the 2008 world championship. The statement read:
He (Lewis Hamilton) is an important ambassador for sport and has always defended sporting integrity. He is an honorary Brazilian citizen and much loved by Brazilians, so I hope he supports us. We have absolutely nothing against Hamilton.”
Hamilton has decided not to back Massa despite the attorneys’ request. Of course, the British person had no excuse. After having to put up with Massa’s relentless push all season, Hamilton felt that the 2008 victory was well-deserved. But the narrative has more than one side to it.
The FIA did investigate the situation in 2008, evaluating any impact that “Crashgate” may have had on other teams. This investigation’s findings were what kept the full Singapore Grand Prix on the schedule.