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F1 Chief Mohammed ben Sulayam Open to Disgraced Race Director Michael Masi’s Return

, F1 Chief Mohammed ben Sulayam Open to Disgraced Race Director Michael Masi’s Return

Masi's Potential Return Could Upset Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes

F1 Chief Mohammed ben Sulayam has stated that he is open to the idea of disgraced race director Michael Masi returning to the sport. This news could potentially anger Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, who were left furious by Masi's "human error" at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Australian's Mistake Cost Hamilton an Historic Seventh World Title

Michael Masi's mistake during the closing stages of the season-ending race in 2021 cost Lewis Hamilton the chance to win his historic seventh world title. Instead, Max Verstappen was able to take advantage of a safety car period and overtake Hamilton, securing his maiden championship.

FIA President Ben Sulayem Defends Masi and Considers His Return

FIA President Ben Sulayem has defended Michael Masi, stating that he would not hesitate to bring him back if the opportunity arises. Sulayem acknowledged the criticism Masi faced and expressed his willingness to give him another chance if the FIA deems it necessary.

The Incident Occurred Before Ben Sulayem's Presidency

The incident in question occurred a week before Mohammed ben Sulayam became FIA president. Masi was later replaced as race director and left the FIA last year. Sulayem emphasized that he cannot apologize for something that happened before his time.

, F1 Chief Mohammed ben Sulayam Open to Disgraced Race Director Michael Masi’s Return

Hamilton Misses Out on Eighth World Title

As a result of Masi's mistake, Lewis Hamilton missed out on the opportunity to win his record-breaking eighth world title. Additionally, he was denied a fifth consecutive championship, which would have equaled Michael Schumacher's record.

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