F1 fans make Michael Masi plea as both race directors ruled out of Miami Grand Prix

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FORMULA ONE followers have referred to as for the return of Michael Masi as race director for the Miami Grand Prix after Covid hit his two replacements.

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Method 1 followers have taken to Twitter to name for the return of axed race director Michael Masi after his two replacements have been dominated out of the Miami Grand Prix this weekend. Sky Sports activities Information reported each Eduardo Freitas and Niels Wittich have examined optimistic for Covid and will subsequently miss the occasion.

Masi was eliminated as F1 race director in February following his poor administration within the 2021 championship finale. The 44-year-old was closely criticised for the sequence of occasions which in the end led to Max Verstappen successful a maiden world title.

In an unprecedented transfer, Masi allowed solely the lapped automobiles between Lewis Hamilton and Verstappen to unlap themselves as he desperately tried to get one racing lap to determine the championship. With the Dutchman on mushy tyres, Hamilton was left in no mans land.

French outlet L’Equipe advised the hearsay had unsettled the F1 paddock as neither Freitas and Wittich may even journey to the USA till they take a look at damaging. Nevertheless, Masi has not even been talked about as a viable choice for subsequent weekend’s occasion.

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F1 fans make Michael Masi plea as both race directors ruled out of Miami Grand Prix

Michael Masi has been put ahead as a stand in for Covid-hit duo Eduardo Freitas and Niels Wittich (Picture: GETTY)

In actual fact, a spokesperson for the FIA refused to verify the information to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo as a result of sharing workers’s medical data will not be allowed ‘except it’s related to the event of an occasion’. This reportedly suggests the FIA are usually not involved that the problem will have an effect on the inaugural race in Florida. 

Race director assistant and F1 veteran Herbie Blash and Colin Haywood are believed to be the main potential short-term replacements. Nevertheless, L’Equipe stated Blash and Haywood ‘should not have FIA race director certification’ so DTM race director Scott Elkins might step up.

Nevertheless, followers on social media might be upset by this information. Twitter person Aidan (@aidanbill98) stated: ‘Return of the King,’ – and included a photograph of Masi strolling. 

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F1 fans make Michael Masi plea as both race directors ruled out of Miami Grand Prix

Michael Masi served as race director between 2019 and 2021 (Picture: GETTY)

Stewart (@InsullStewart) added: ‘Convey him house #Masi’ whereas Steven Waterman (@wassatt70) wrote: ‘Masi strolling into F1 headquarters be like…’ together with a gif of Conor McGregor doing his traditional ring stroll.

The 22-race F1 2022 marketing campaign – which is anticipated to return to a file 23 races within the close to future as soon as a Russian Grand Prix alternative is discovered – continues with the Miami Grand Prix on Might 8.


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