Michael Masi’s decision to allow five cars between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton to clear the way before the final round of Grand Prix Abu Dhabi it directly contradicts his own stated rules about safe car procedures, it has been revealed.
What is an effective sprint finish? victory over the Red Bull driver when he overcame his rival Mercedes to love a girl Formula one championship, but the move caused a lot of controversy and put Masi under a lot of pressure.
Hamilton was heard on the radio of his group that the results were “manipulated”, after a sudden change in the directives.
The change made the British even more jarring when the FIA race director appeared to change his mind under pressure from the Red Bull camp.
Hamilton took an 11-second lead to advance to the final 10 laps, but midway through that final mile, a crash brought the safety car into play. After that, Verstappen pitted the new tires but still had a few between him and Hamilton, with Masi letting no driver get past Hamilton – until he reversed his own decision, scrapping the tires. between two opponents of the same title, not the rest of the field.
That is in stark contrast to his previous words after the Eifel Grand Prix in Germany, more than a year ago, when he revealed the entire field of covered automobiles was required to overtake safety cars. whole.
Brother speak at that time.
“From that point on, sixth place is still running [on the lead lap], so there were about 10 or 11 cars that had to be unloaded themselves.
“As a result, the car’s safety period is a bit longer than we would normally expect.”
If that were the case in Abu Dhabi, the safety car wouldn’t have crossed the track before the final lap, which would have forced Hamilton to cross the finish line in first place to win another championship for himself. me.
Predictably, the two team leaders also have opposing views on the incident, which occurred after Nicholas Lafiti was hit by seeing the safety vehicle sped out, with Toto Wolff labeled Masi’s appeal as “unacceptable” and Mercedes protesting the race results – his opposite numbers in the Red Bull camp, Christian Horner, supposedly a “desperate” response to failure.
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