chiefs delay publishing report into Michael Masi’s Abu Dhabi GP blunder – but hint he will STAY ON as race director

FIA bosses have held fire on publishing their report into Michael Masi’s cock-up in Abu Dhabi – but have given a massive hint the Aussie will be spared the axe. Masi failed to obey safety car rules in the season finale, resulting in Max Verstappen passing Lewis Hamilton on the final lap to win the race and the F1 title. Masi’s handling of the GP – and other incidents in 2021 – has led to calls for him to be sacked. “You only need to let them go and then we’ve got a motor race on our hands.”. Head of F1 at the FIA Peter Bayer, who is overseeing the inquiry, previously admitted Masi could be replaced by a new race director. “But also that there is a possibility there could be a new race director.

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