‘very toxic’ Ex-F1 boss Michael Masi says he fell into mental turmoil after Lewis Hamilton’s controversial title loss in Abu Dhabi GP

EX-FORMULA ONE race director Michael Masi has revealed he fell into mental turmoil after the controversial ending to the 2021 season. Michael Masi, 44, was overseeing the season finale in Abu Dhabi when Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s title battle reached its climax. Following a late crash by Nicholas Latifi which prompted a safety car, Masi then allowed lapped cars to unlap themselves to set up a one lap shootout between Verstappen and Hamilton. An FIA investigation into the race concluded “human error” led to Hamilton losing to Verstappen. Asked by reporters whether he would seek out an explanation from Masi, Hamilton replied: “I don’t [plan to].

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