Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to lose his 2008 title despite Felipe Massa’s threat of legal action, according to ex-British F1 star Tiff Needell.
The former Ensign driver admitted it would be wrong to cancel events now 15 years after Hamilton secured the crown.
It comes after Massa stated he was looking into legal avenues to challenge the title after a series of remarks from Bernie Ecclestone.
Needell told Express Sport: “You can’t cancel it now. From that race on people ran tactics from the points that were on the board.
“If he’d appealed for the race to be null and void but I guess they didn’t know it was deliberate.
“As soon as they had announced it, if they had put an appeal in then, then maybe. There’s a time limit.”