Michael Masi: Former F1 race director reveals demise threats after Max Verstappen claimed Method One title

“Racist, abusive, vile, they referred to as me each title beneath the solar,” former race director Michael Masi was threatened after he modified the protection automotive re-start process, denying Lewis Hamilton a document eighth F1 title on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Michael Masi says he received 'shocking' abuse

Michael Masi says he obtained ‘stunning’ abuse

Former race director Michael Masi obtained demise threats after his controversial choice allowed Max Verstappen to assert the Method One title.

The Australian modified the protection automotive re-start process on the finish of the December’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a transfer that handed the crown to Purple Bull’s Verstappen, denying Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton a document eighth title within the course of.

“There have been some darkish days,” Masi advised Information Corp on Sunday. “And completely, I felt like I used to be probably the most hated man on the earth. I received demise threats. Folks saying, they had been going to return after me and my household.”

Formula 1 expert Karun Chandhok analyses Michael Masi's decision to change the safety car re-start procedure

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Method 1 professional Karun Chandhok analyses Michael Masi’s choice to alter the protection automotive re-start process

Method 1 professional Karun Chandhok analyses Michael Masi’s choice to alter the protection automotive re-start process

Masi’s choice to permit lapped vehicles between chief Hamilton and Verstappen to maneuver across the Mercedes driver and the protection automotive arrange the Dutchman to move the reigning champion on the ultimate lap and declare the title.

A subsequent report into the Abu Dhabi race in March discovered that Masi had made a “human error” however acted in “good religion”.

Masi, who left governing physique the FIA in March, was the topic of a torrent of abuse on social media.

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem announced that Masi had been removed as F1 race director

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FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem introduced that Masi had been eliminated as F1 race director

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem introduced that Masi had been eliminated as F1 race director

“They had been stunning,” Masi stated of messages he obtained on Fb. “Racist, abusive, vile, they referred to as me each title beneath the solar.

“And so they stored on coming. Not simply on my Fb but in addition on my LinkedIn, which is meant to be knowledgeable platform for enterprise. It was the identical sort of abuse.”

The 44-year-old has since returned to Australia and didn’t search skilled assist in the aftermath of the incident.

“I did not need to speak to anybody,” he stated.

“Not even household and buddies. I solely talked to my shut household however very briefly.

“It did have a bodily impression, however it was extra psychological. I simply wished to be in a bubble. I had no want to speak to them. I simply wished to be alone, which was very difficult.

“The entire expertise has made me a a lot stronger individual.”

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