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FIA urged to bring back Michael Masi despite Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton pressure

Russian commentator, Alexey Popov, has suggested that race director Michael Masi always had the interests of the fans in mind when making his decisions. Masi was involved in controversy last season when a late Safety Car was deployed while Sir Lewis Hamilton was comfortably leading Max Verstappen in their championship finale. The fight culminated in a decision by the Australian to allow a limited number of lapped runners through so that the season would end with the title protagonists going at it. On fresher tyres, Verstappen passed his rival on the final lap to claim the gold, but it was also argued that Hamilton had been disadvantaged by the call to wave only the cars between the two...
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