Formula 1: ER resigns – and reveals the shocking truth! “They were dark days”
The dramatic 2021 season finale was his last day of work at the formula 1. Six months after being kicked out, Michael Masi is now turning his back on the FIA entirely.
Now the former race director reveals the formula 1 the full shocking truth about the aftermath of the Abu Dhabi World Cup drama.
Formula 1: Michael Masi reveals shocking details
“No, Michael, no! This wasn’t right!” These words from Mercedes boss Toto Wolff still echo through the motorsport world today.
The 2021 season in Formula 1 was unsurpassed in terms of drama, the last lap of the last race crowned the crazy title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.
death threats and fear of persecution
For Masi, however, the year had bad consequences. He had been criticized several times during the season. His safety car decision (more here), which had a significant influence on the awarding of the world title, apparently blew all the fuses of many fans of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes.
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“They were dark days, I felt like the most hated man on the planet,” Masi told the Sydney Telegraph. “I received death threats directed at myself and my family.”
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“I can still remember walking the streets of London a day or two later. I started looking over my shoulder and wondering if the people behind me would attack me,” reveals the Australian.
Formula 1: Messages to Masi were “shocking, racist, insulting, mean”
After the finale, he received hundreds of messages that were “shocking, racist, abusive, mean.” In retrospect, he admits, he should have sought psychological help.
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After these revelations, it comes as little surprise that Michael Masi is finally breaking up with the FIA. After being kicked out as Formula 1 race director, he was supposed to stay in another capacity at the World Motor Sport Association. He now refused it himself.
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