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Abu Dhabi controversy: McLaren CEO says some rules are ‘not acceptable’

McLaren CEO Zak Brown is not impressed by Formula 1 team principals recently lobbying race director Michael Masi for favourable in-race decisions. Persistent throughout the 2021 season were comments from Red Bull and Mercedes team members made over the radio to Masi during races, and this was particularly prevalent during the season finale in Abu

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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

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‘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


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


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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Rosberg calls for clarification after Hamilton-Verstappen controversy

2016 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has said that he believes new FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem must implement changes to make for cleaner racing in 2022. Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen were involved in multiple contentious moment on track throughout 2021, with the stewards and race director Michael Masi seeming to lose

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