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FIA confirms Masi could lose F1 race director role

Michael Masi could be replaced as Formula 1 race director, but even if he remains on there will likely be changes to the FIA's trackside structure this year, according to the FIA’s Peter Bayer. The FIA is currently carrying out a detailed analysis of the closing stages of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that resulted in Masi being criticized for his application of the Safety Car regulations, which played a major part in Max Verstappen overtaking Lewis Hamilton to win the championship. Bayer was named the single-seater director alongside his role of secretary general for motor sport earlier this month and is heavily involved in the ongoing analysis, and he admits that Masi’s role could change.
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