Michael Masi: System 1 race director changed after arguable 2021 season finale

Michael Masi has been got rid of as System One’s race director following closing 12 months’s arguable Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The President of the World Car Federation (FIA) showed on Thursday that Masi would get replaced for the 2022 season.

The previous race director was once criticised following the title-deciding Grand Prix within the United Arab Emirates, which ultimately noticed Max Verstappen topped F1 champion.

Selections over the usage of a security automobile at the ultimate lap of the race allowed Verstappen — the Netherlands and Pink Bull motive force — to overhaul Lewis Hamilton and deny Mercedes’ British motive force a report 8th championship. Mercedes lodged two protests over the race finishing however have since misplaced each.

The FIA had mentioned that the game’s symbol have been tarnished on account of the arguable choice.

“A brand new race control crew might be installed position beginning in Barcelona for the check consultation,” President Mohammed Ben Sulayem stated in a commentary, after an in depth inquiry into the season finale.

Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas will act then again as race director, assisted through Herbie Blash as an everlasting senior guide.

The 44-year-old Masi might be presented a brand new place inside the FIA, he added.

The governing frame stated it might additionally save you direct radio communications between the race director and groups from being broadcast continue to exist tv.

This may increasingly permit selections to be made “peacefully” and in a “well-defined and non-intrusive procedure,” Ben Sulayem stated.

The adjustments have been introduced forward of the release of Mercedes’ new F1 automobile for the 2022 season, the place Hamilton is about to talk publicly for the primary time since Abu Dhabi.

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