Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff ‘responsibility’ set to return to F1 as FIA makes way for Masi

Lewis Hamilton had to lose his 2021 title to Max Verstappen at the Abu Dhabi GP due to former race director Michael Masi’s controversial safety car decision. Later, Masi had to lose his job when the FIA ​​found him guilty of the safety car. But he could return to F1 in the future, which won’t impress Mercedes.

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FIA President Mohammed bin Sulayem wants three race directors and plans to rehire Masi. “Michael is here, and we could use him. I didn’t say we were getting rid of him. I said we could use it. It may be in a good place to use. We are open to anything. » Sulayem added.

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However, Masi’s re-employment could infuriate Mercedes F1’s Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff, who are against it. Moreover, Mercedes team principal Wolff considers Michael Masi ‘responsible’ for the Abu Dhabi incident.

The Mercedes boss reported, “He was a liability for the sport because everyone was talking about Abu Dhabi and the race director, and the race director shouldn’t be someone people talk about, but someone who does the job and ensures that the race is run in accordance with the regulations. .

Lewis Hamilton may not race at the Monaco GP

The new FIA president is doing his best to improve the sport. Already one of his new recruits, Niels Wittich, has introduced a jewelry ban and made the wearing of flame-resistant underwear mandatory. However, many F1 drivers, including Lewis Hamilton, refused to comply with the new rule.

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The seven-time world champion carried a hand full of jewelry and watches during the Miami GP press conference. Later, the FIA ​​allowed Hamilton to race wearing only his nose stud. However, the relaxation on jewelry is only for two races. If he does not remove all his jewelry during the grace period, he will not be allowed to participate in the Monaco GP.

Formula One F1 – Miami Grand Prix – Miami International Autodrome, Miami, Florida, U.S. – May 6, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the press conference REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Moreover, the FIA ​​president also broke his silence on this matter. Sulayem reported, “You can’t let people go because they’re your friends. There must be one rule for all, and that’s it. I love it. But in the car, there is no choice. People say they (the rules) have not been implemented before. Do not ask me why.

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Hamilton will take part in the next Spanish GP. It would be fascinating to see if Hamilton will follow the rule or stand firm in their fight against the FIA.

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