Toto Wolff offers newest view on Michael Masi sacking following Abu Dhabi drama | F1 | Sport

The controversy continues to rage over the legitimacy of Max Verstappen’s first ever World Drivers’ Championship after a brutal win over Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi in December – none extra so than Toto Wolff. And the Mercedes chief has given his ideas on FIA race director Michael Masi as soon as extra.

Wolff was incensed when a choice to let the vehicles in between Hamilton and Verstappen unlap themselves was sanctioned on the ultimate lap of the Abu Dhabi race.

It allowed Verstappen to waltz residence to assert victory as he had more energizing, newer tyres.

Many have criticised Masi for the incident, however Wolff solely needs the consistency of choices to be fastened and defended the under-fire official – hinting that he doesn’t need him to be fired.

“It’s a much bigger downside, my values are merely not suitable with the selections that had been made,” stated Wolff, as quoted by the Spanish department of

“I might by no means say one thing like that, as a result of ultimately we offer leisure, however that leisure has to observe the game and never the opposite means round,” added Wolff.

“Stefano [Domenicali, F1 CEO] is an actual racing man and wouldn’t be serious about intervening within the races for the leisure issue.

“I can’t choose the strain the race director is beneath on the time, however the guidelines are the foundations.”

The brand new season will get underway in Bahrain on March 20.

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