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FIA warns Masi could be axed immediately, mulls ways to ‘reduce burden' on race director

The FIA’s new single-seater executive director Peter Bayer has not ruled out removing race director Michael Masi from his position, but prioritises providing assistance to race control in 2022. Masi was at the centre of controversy on a number of occasions during 2021, most notably at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at the end of which a late Safety Car restart decision facilitated a last lap move from Max Verstappen to beat Sir Lewis Hamilton to the championship. The Australian allowed a limited number of lapped runners past a late Safety Car at the end of the season finale, four minutes after time constraints had led him to rule that no lapped cars would get their lap back....
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