Max Verstappen wins the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton.v1

Rumours of Masi sacking in Mercedes ‘quid pro quo’ unravel

Reports suggesting that race director Michael Masi has been relieved of his duties have been cooled after he and Nicholas Tombazis appeared absent in the FIA’s January organisational structure chart. Masi has been the talk of Formula 1 since the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2021, as Max Verstappen beat rival Sir Lewis Hamilton

Michael Masi could be fired after costing Lewis Hamilton 2021 F1 championship.v1

‘You don’t twist the rules’: Herbert takes aim at Masi

Former Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert has blasted the “totally unfair” decision by race director Michael Masi that ultimately determined the result of the 2021 Drivers’ Championship. Max Verstappen pipped Sir Lewis Hamilton to the title last month following a highly controversial Safety Car restart which came after a crash for Williams’ Nicholas Latifi. The

Michael Masi accused of rigging the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP against Lewis Hamilton.v1

Lord suggests Masi favoured Red Bull in ‘rigged’ Abu Dhabi GP

Labour peer Lord Peter Hain has called on the FIA to make swift changes to the rules around team bosses contacting the FIA during races, following the “perverted” and “rigged” 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Sir Lewis Hamilton was denied his record-eighth Formula 1 world championship last year on the final lap in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton retirement rumours continue to grow.v1

‘Senior source’ warns Hamilton situation could get worse

Sir Lewis Hamilton is yet to make a decision about his future in Formula 1, amid reports that the longer he takes to make a decision, the worse his situation with Mercedes gets. Hamilton was denied his eighth world title in shocking circumstances as race director Michael Masi opted only to allow five lapped cars

Michael Masi reportedly fired after 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.v1

Has the FIA already fired Michael Masi as part of its deal with Mercedes?

The FIA has seemingly relieved Michael Masi of his duties as race director, with the Australian not featuring in the FIA General Organisation Chart that was released this month. Masi was listed as “head of single-seaters sporting matters” in the October organisation chart – the most recent version of the document to be released prior

Fans want Lewis Hamilton to retire from F1 after Abu Dhabi GP controversy.v1

82% of F1 fans believe Abu Dhabi GP wasn’t rigged against Hamilton

82 percent of Formula 1 fans believe that the 2021 season finale was not rigged against seven-time world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton, according to a poll by Over 4,000 readers took part in the poll, which asked “Do you think the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was rigged against Sir Lewis Hamilton?”, with the

Fans want Lewis Hamilton to retire from F1 after Abu Dhabi GP controversy.v1

Mercedes deny dropping Abu Dhabi GP appeal in exchange for Masi sacking

The Mercedes F1 Team have denied making a deal to oust race director Michael Masi from his role after the controversial events of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December. Max Verstappen beat Sir Lewis Hamilton to the championship in the season finale, but his maiden F1 title was marred by controversy. Buy official

Lewis Hamilton was cheated at the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP.v1

Hamilton ‘keeping pressure firmly’ on FIA investigation

Sir Lewis Hamilton’s silence is deafening as Mercedes continue to press the FIA for action following the controversial 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Formula 1 journalist Ben Hunt has opined. Hamilton and rival Max Verstappen went into the final round of 2021 level on points after a collision-filled and controversial season, with both drivers needing

Michael Masi after the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP controversy involving Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.v1

Marko agrees team contact with Masi needs to be stopped

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko shares Formula 1 technical director Ross Brawn’s view that contact between team principals and race director Michael Masi needs to be stopped. Mercedes and Red Bull were on the radio to Masi on multiple occasions last season, most notably in the final race in Abu Dhabi. Buy an F1

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