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10/02/09
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Massa comments leave Hamilton 'surprised'
(GMM)  Lewis Hamilton on Friday said he was "a little surprised" that Felipe Massa is questioning the outcome of the 2008 world championship where Massa insists that if Renault did not cheat he would definitely be world champion.

The pair fought to the wire for last year's drivers' crown, but Ferrari's recovering Massa told a Brazilian TV network that the crash-gate scandal made him feel "robbed" of the title.

"It is my title and what people say doesn't bother me," McLaren driver Hamilton is quoted as saying from Suzuka by the German newspaper Bild.

"I am a little surprised, because we had a very fair title fight over the course of the season," the Briton added.

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali commented: "There is no authority that can annul a sporting result one year afterwards, so we have to live with it."

Massa, 28, also told Globo that it was "not so cool" that Nelson Piquet Jr only admitted to crashing deliberately after he was fired by Renault.

On Thursday, the pair then shook hands at the Granja Viana kart track near Sao Paulo, where they are training for a forthcoming race.

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