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FIA admits Masi ‘human error’ but keeps Abu Dhabi result

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Amid the actions of the Bahrain GP, ​​the first of the 2022 Formula 1the FIA ​​​​(Federation Internationale de Automobilismo) released this Saturday the full report on the events in Abu Dhabi, in the race that resulted in the title for Max Verstappen in 2021. The investigation had already been announced by the former president of the entity Jean Todt and concluded under the mandate of the new boss of the regulatory body, Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

As key points in the report, the FIA ​​said former race director Michael Masi was “acting in good faith and to the best of his knowledge”. At the same time, the entity admitted that “human error led to the fact that not all cars were allowed to overtake the safety car” and that ultimately the outcome of the race – and, by therefore, from the title – “is valid, final and not subject to change”.

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F1 2021 are valid, final and cannot be changed now. According to the rules, the mercedes protested to the marshals after the race to have the race classification changed. The stewards denied the protest and Mercedes had the option of appealing to the FIA ​​International Committee, but did not. There is no other mechanism available in the rules to patch up a race’s standings.”

The FIA ​​also wanted to point out, in its investigation, that the race director is dealing with several outstanding files in a situation like the one that occurred in Abu Dhabi and that the teams’ radio communication “had an impact negative on the fluidity of decision-making”. decisions in the final laps, as such communication proved to be a distraction when the race director needed to focus when making difficult and time-pressed decisions.”

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Michael Masi was removed from his position as race director after the events of the last GP in 2021. At the time, the Australian caused controversy due to the decisions taken in the race, which gave the title of Formula 1 for Max Verstappen. The Dutchman was in second place, behind Lewis Hamilton, but the situation changed after the accident of Nicholas Latifi, with five laps to go. Prior to the restart, on the final lap of the race, Michael opted to only eliminate stragglers who were among the title contenders instead of releasing all or nothing as required by the regulations.

With the direct collision created for the last lap, Verstappen passed Hamilton and won the first world title in the Formula 1. As a direct consequence of the controversy, the FIA ​​replaced Masi with Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas as race director, in addition to creating a ‘VAR’ (Video Assistant Referee, or Video Assistant Referee, in literal translation), just like in soccer. . The video assistance will be positioned in the office of an entity, outside the circuits, and in real time liaison with the race direction, will make it possible to apply the regulations using technological tools.

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Directly affected by Masi’s decision, Hamilton recently stressed the importance of ‘transparency’ in sport, which even prompted a meeting with Mohammed Ben Sulayem. justify the wish to see the investigation made public. “I look forward to seeing the report released and letting people know that this sport is transparent, that we are learning from the past and that we will be making improvements in the future,” said the seven-time champion.

Current World Drivers’ Champion Verstappen, however, has made it clear that he would not be interested in reading the full report as he did not want to continue ruminating over the details of the race in which he won his first title. in career. “I don’t think we need a full report. Of course, always, every year, it’s good to discuss what happened the year before. I want it to be clear.”

“It is necessary to analyze everything we do. So yes, let’s evaluate that and find out if there are things that can be defined more simply, or that we can better understand what is written. That’s for sure. We’ll see,” added the Dutchman.

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# Defiant and biting, Hamilton tackles the best version of F1’s rematch
# New regulations give veterans of the F1 grid a golden chance
# Formula 1 goes back in time to define the future and balance grid forces
# Ferrari crushes McLaren and enters season with top 3 as minimum target
# alpine and Aston Martin invest high for an unlikely climb in the peloton

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# Mercedes and Red Bull have loyal protagonists and riders for the 2.0 duel
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# Formula 1 aims for record calendar in year of war, pandemic and World Cup
# Schumacher and Tsunoda enter second year under pressure of fewer errors

# With VAR to do ‘stubbornness’, FIA tries to avoid pressure from teams
# F1 brings new sprint race venues and changes weekend lore
# The talented Russell finally gets a matching car and becomes a key part at Mercedes
# F1 has a pre-season with lots of news and a tie on the grid

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