Alex Wurz defends under-fire race director Masi

“Being in the footsteps of Charlie Whiting was difficult enough,” Wurz, a former F1 driver who is now a motorsport consultant and GPDA chairman, told Speed Week. But Wurz himself is more understanding of the “very difficult position” Masi has been in this year. “The way the season came to a head was also so difficult,” he said. “For these insights into the business between the team bosses and the race management, I would do what Charlie did and not broadcast it,” added Wurz. Wurz said Masi actually “didn’t do anything wrong” in Abu Dhabi. “Overall, it was an extremely difficult situation for a race director with the pressure of social media and mass media, but I see Michael’s performance as extremely solid.

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