Ecclestone stands up for Masi: “He did what he thought was best”


Former Formula 1 owner Bernie Ecclestone believes the FIA ​​should assist Michael Masi in the criticism the Australian is receiving. Masi’s position has been under pressure since the title denouement in Abu Dhabi.

Masi has been under fire since the Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Australian took the anger on Mercedes’ neck. The German team was not pleased with the choices regarding the safety car in Abu Dhabi. It ensured that Max Verstappen took the world title away. Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton were left disillusioned.


The FIA ​​is investigating the choices made and will present this on March 18. Ecclestone believes that Masi should not be made a scapegoat and defends the Australian to the Daily Mail: “I see no reason why Michael should not continue his work.” The 91-year-old Briton believes that Masi cannot be blamed: “He did what he thought was best.”

Good man

The race director especially did not want a finish behind the safety car: “You can say I would do this or that or something else, but it would have been terrible if the last race had ended under a safety car.” Eccelstone suggests that Masi could never really have gotten it right. “Michael would have had just as many problems then. He is a good man and the FIA ​​should help him,” concludes the former owner.

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