Michael Schumacher must be stripped be of his 1994 Components A person title, in accordance to legendary motorsport journalist Roger Benoit.
The German received seven planet titles above the course of an incredible job, triumphing with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 just before winning five consecutive titles with Ferrari involving 2000 and 2004.
But Benoit thinks Damon Hill should really have been awarded the 1994 title, immediately after Schumacher controversially pipped him to the championship by a issue on the ultimate race of the season in Adelaide.
‘I know that he was entire world champion seven moments,’ Benoit, a near good friend of Schumacher, told Swiss newspaper Blick final week.
‘But the 1994 title must really be taken away from him due to the fact he only received it because of his collision with Damon Hill.’
Michael Schumacher (middle) received the to start with of his 7 world titles in 1994
The German pipped Damon Hill (appropriate) to the championship by a one place
Schumacher and Hill controversially collided on the last race of the season in Adelaide
Method A single journalist Roger Benoit thinks Hill must be awarded the title
Schumacher and Hill have been divided by a issue as the title went down to the wire, with the Williams driver arriving in Australia on the back of 4 wins in 5 races, which had correctly erased the 27-issue hole the German had held at the midway stage of the period.
Three of people wins arrived as Schumacher unsuccessful to rating a point, with the German disqualified in Belgium and compelled to miss the Italian and Portuguese GP for a ban he gained at Silverstone in July.
A lot more controversy unfolded in Australia, as Schumacher created a exceptional mistake and drove into the wall at flip five on Lap 35 whilst the top the race by a 2nd from Hill.
The blunder permitted the latter to shut the hole, who seemed to dive down the within of East Terrace corner a several yards forward as his rival swerved again onto the keep track of.
Schumacher although turned in on his rival, sending his Benetton on to two wheels, off the highway and out of the race.
As the German waited anxiously trackside to see if his rival would occur back all over the circuit, Hill created his way again to the pits with his suspension seriously destroyed by the influence and was at some point compelled to retire.
Schumacher secured his initial title by the barest of margin, steadfastly refusing any promises of wrongdoing.
It stays unclear no matter whether the German had picked up injury when brushing the wall just times in advance of colliding with Hill.
Footage plainly reveals the Benetton driver wrestling with his steering wheel to keep his auto in a straight line immediately after coming back on to the observe.
Schumacher dropped management at transform 5 and brushed the wall, before showing to result in terminal damage to his proper rear wheel as he rejoined the observe
Hill attempted to move around the exterior but had his route blocked by Schumacher
Schumacher was out of the race soon after the collision, whilst Hill returned to the pits but was subsequently pressured to retire
Schumacher waited trackside to see if Hill would reappear. When he failed to, he celebrates with a saluting fist pump to enthusiasts to mark his maiden world championship
Regardless of irrespective of whether he’d endured any damage to his rear ideal wheel in the contact with the wall, Schumacher’s mistake experienced created him a sitting duck for Hill.
The German can clearly be noticed glancing into his mirrors as he sees the Williams approaching from guiding.
Hill’s motor vehicle survived the original impact with Schumacher, prior to its suspension was harmed by the Benetton’s rear ideal wheel.
Officially the collision was viewed as a racing incident with the stewards getting no action to look into the crash.
Williams retained the constructors’ championship, when Schumacher gained his 2nd consecutive title a year afterwards right before Hill clinched his maiden championship in 1996.
Benoit’s suggestion Schumacher must be stripped of the 1994 title will come as Felipe Massa’s lawful staff are hoping to overturn the end result of the 2008 championship.
The former Ferrari driver misplaced the title to Lewis Hamilton by just a solitary position on the last lap of the closing race of the season in the Brazilian GP at Interlagos.
In just one of the most interesting finishes in Formulation A single historical past, Massa received the race but Hamilton clinched his initially world title following overtaking Timo Glock on the penultimate corner on the closing lap to complete fifth.
Massa’s hopes had taken a substantial strike in Singapore, a thirty day period earlier when he completed 13th as Hamilton claimed third spot on the podium.
Renault driver Nelson Piquet Jr. subsequently claimed his staff experienced instructed him to deliberately crash his Renault into the wall in a bid to enable teammate Fernando Alonso’s own championship ambitions.
The security motor vehicle was deployed soon after the crash, permitting Alonso, who experienced just pitted, to just take the guide and win the race, although Massa dropped from initially to 13th.
Felipe Massa has released lawful actions to get the consequence of the 2008 Method One particular environment championship overturned
The Brazilian lost the title by a issue to Lewis Hamilton (right) on the last race of the year
Massa has launched his lawful obstacle immediately after previous Components One particular boss Bernie Ecclestone claimed he realized about the ‘Crashgate conspiracy’ in Singapore
In April, former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone indicated he knew about the ‘Crashgate conspiracy’ in 2008, when there would have been time to overturn the remaining end result.
A month later on, Massa released legal action in a bid to have the title awarded in his favour retrospectively.
According to the Impartial, the Brazilian’s attorneys sent an 8-webpage letter to Method A single in August, requesting a reply in just 14 times.
Having said that, after Formula One particular and the FIA indicated two weeks was not adequate time, Massa’s legal workforce established a new deadline which expired at 4pm BST past Friday.