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Michael Masi sacked as F1 race director after Abu Dhabi Grand Prix shambles
Max Verstappen was able to close a gap to Lewis Hamilton, who had looked like he was cruising to a Drivers World Championship.Masi decided that lapped cars shouldn't have to get out of the way before allowing the race to continue.Verstappen, who was on the fresher tyres, was easily able to claim his first Drivers World Championship on the final lap.And after heavy criticism, Masi has now been relived of his duties.FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: "I would like to inform you that a new race management team will be put in place starting in Barcelona for the test session."Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas will act alternatively as Race Director, assisted by Herbie Blash as permanent senior advisor."Michael Masi, who accomplished a very challenging job for three years as Formula 1 race director following Charlie Whiting, will be offered a new position within the FIA."I presented this complete plan to the members of the World Motor Sport Council and the Senate who gave their full support."What do you think of the Masi decision? Let us know in the comments sectionThe confusion and disappointment of the final lap had sparked rumours that Hamilton could walk away from the sport.However, Mercedes have announced that Hamilton will appear alongside Toto Wolff and George Russell to kickstart their 2022 season on a live stream.Mercedes will unveil their new car as Hamilton looks to break Michael Schumacher's record.Red Bull have already unveiled their new engine as Verstappen looks to defend his championship.
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Lewis Hamilton urged to retire from F1 now to give 'younger drivers a chance'
Formula 1 team boss reckons it might be beneficial to the sport if Lewis Hamilton decides to quit ahead of the upcoming season.The Briton is said to be considering his future in racing after losing out on the 2021 title in acrimonious circumstances.Max Verstappen overtook him on the final lap in Abu Dhabi, but only after some controversial decisions from race director Michael Masi which may well have changed the course of the championship.The FIA is in the middle of an investigation into how events unfolded at the end of that race, and is due to reveal its findings in February.Hamilton is "disillusioned" with the sport, in the words of his team boss Toto Wolff, and is said to be waiting on the outcome of that investigation before making a final decision over his retirement.Both he and Mercedes are also said to want Masi removed from his role as they feel his poor decisions cost them the drivers' championship.It has left most fans and pundits in the sport wondering what is next for the 37-year-old, whose total of seven world titles is matched only by the legendary Michael Schumacher.But Williams chief Jost Capito insists he couldn't care less about the future of one of the greatest racers F1 has ever seen."I don’t really care whether he drives or not.