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Felipe Massa has spoken out on the legal proceedings that have seen him contest the result of the 2008 Formula 1 championship, claiming that Lewis Hamilton, who claimed his first title that season, 'will need to talk about the situation'.
Earlier this summer, it was reported that Massa had launched an appeal of the result, following the the 'Crashgate' saga at the Singapore Grand Prix that year that ultimately saw him miss out on winning that race, and the Driver's Championship. He added that he was hoping to gain 'justice'.
His comments also come after his legal representatives, Sao Paulo Vieira Rezende Advogados, urged Hamilton to help him in his case in September.
Speaking in an interview with PlanetF1.com 42-year-old echoed those comments, claiming that he was a fan of the seven-time World Champion, but added that Hamilton needed to speak on the matter.
'No, we haven't had any communication,' he said when asked whether he'd spoken recently to Hamlton about the legal action. 'Everything that we are doing is not against Lewis. I mean, I really respect Lewis as a driver for everything that he's done, he's one of the best drivers in the history of Formula One. So many records, with many titles.
Felipe Massa announced earlier this year that he would be issuing legal proceedings to contest the 2008 F1 World Championship result
Massa (left) lost out on the title that season to Lewis Hamilton (right) in dramatic circumstances in the last race of the season
Hamilton claimed his first World Championship at the race, but Massa has claimed that the British driver 'will need to speak on the situation' after the Brazilian claimed that the championships were 'manipulated'