Michael Masi gets another racing role, Windsor talks possibility of F1 return

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Former F1 race director Michael Masi has found a new motorsport role, while Peter Windsor discusses the possibility of his return to Formula 1.

Michael Masi, the man whose disregard for the rules and regulations which govern the use of the Safety Car has unjustly prevented Lewis Hamilton from winning his eighth Formula 1 championship, is set to take on another motorsport role.

The Australian was removed from his position of race director earlier this year because of his controversial decisions at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and has later left the FIA altogether.

However, recently it has been reported that Masi became the new Chairman of the Supercars Commission in Australia, and a member of the South Australian Motorsport Board.

Well, now he is also set to become Karting Australia board member, and he will formally start the role on January 1.

In light of this, award-winning F1 journalist and former Ferrari and Williams team manager Peter Windsor has discussed the possibility of Masi’s return to F1.

“Masi is working in motorsport in Australian again and he’s doing race direction stuff again,” Windsor said.


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“One of my mates said that if Formula 1 made him an offer, he’d probably come back and he’d probably do a very, very good job compared with where we are at the moment.

“Obviously, he made a massive mistake in Abu Dhabi, and everybody makes mistakes, but the groundswell argument is, ‘is it any worse than where we are?’

“And, if nothing else, he does actually make decisions and he’s very organised.”

However, Windsor adds that he doesn’t believe Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff would ever go along with Masi’s return.

“I’m sure it’ll never happen, because Mercedes’ Toto Wolff will probably never let it happen.

“And he did make such a massive mistake you could argue that maybe he should never come back,” the Briton concluded.

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