I have two questions.
Altering the date/time on a Blackberry wouldn't affect the emails would it? Isn't that set by the email server? And the time would show up us local on the receiving end no? If I get an email at 6am from a country 4 hours ahead of me, the stamp is 6am not 10am.
The Times version was reporting it was a 5mil sponsorship. That seems like a lot of money for an energy drink, especially a smaller one. Though maybe it was a 5 year deal.
But if the sender looks in his sent items presumably he will see the timestamp on the email as 10am. So presumably the time that‘s displayed depends not only on what time it was according to the mail server when the message was sent, but also on whatever adjustment needs to be made to account for any difference between the mail server‘s time and the system time of the device.
Isn‘t Di Resta‘s case that Hamilton told him that Force India would want a cut of €x from the proposed Go Fast sponsorship deal when in actual fact, when he checked with the team, they wanted €y, where €x is significantly more than €y? So it would be helpful for Hamilton if there was an email from Hamilton to Di Resta telling the truth about the above, with a timestamp that places it before Di Resta checked with
I‘m not saying this happened, but if he could get his device to display a false time by altering the system clock, then take a photograph of his blackberry screen or print the email off from his laptop, then suffer the misfortune of "losing" all of the devices in question so nobody could look into it any further, then that would go some way to explaining why we‘d have this dispute. There could be plenty of other explanations too, of course.