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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 Dhabi last month. Following a Turn Six incident between title protagonists Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on the opening lap, Red Bull’s Jonathan Wheatley rallied the Australian to award the lead of the race to their driver, while Mercedes’ Ron Meadows argued that the seven-time world champion had sufficiently given up the advantage he...
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