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Villeneuve defends Masi: He did everything right

Article To news overview © RN365/Michael Potts Jacques Villeneuve has defended FIA Race Director Michael Masi's decision-making at the 2021 season finale in Abu Dhabi. Masi made the call to let five of the eight lapped cars unlap themselves on the penultimate lap of the race, before calling in the Safety Car to allow green flag racing to the finish. It was on this lap that the championship swung away from Lewis Hamilton, who had dominated the race, and towards Max Verstappen as the Dutch driver had pitted for fresh tyres when the Safety Car was called out. Masi's decisions have prompted an FIA review of the race and its procedures, with a full report due for release on 18 March, just...
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