Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff goals contemporary Michael Masi jibe forward of Abu Dhabi GP

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff nonetheless has not forgiven former race director Michael Masi for a way he dealt with the Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen drama which value the previous a championship title.

Back in 2021 on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Masi’s resolution to not finish the ultimate race of the season below a security automobile allowed Verstappen to overhaul Hamilton with ease on the final lap, securing the primary F1 Driver’s Championship title of the Dutchman’s profession.

Since then, Red Bull’s Verstappen has gone on to say two extra world titles, having received the final two championships with ease. Last weekend, he claimed his 18th win of the 2023 F1 season on the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

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However, Wolff has clearly not forgotten in regards to the incident which unfolded simply over two years in the past in Abu Dhabi. And chatting with the media following the Las Vegas Grand Prix, the Mercedes crew boss took a possibility to take intention as soon as once more at Masi by claiming this time round, the Abu Dhabi race has a “proper race director”.

“We’re going there on pretty much equal points, we have a proper race director, so that should be fine,” the Mercedes F1 boss advised the media.

What do you make of Toto Wolff’s contemporary jibe at Michael Masi? Let us know within the feedback part under.

Michael Masi
Michael Masi was on the centre of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix drama

Verstappen's defeat of Hamilton in Abu Dhabi remains a controversial topic in F1
Verstappen’s defeat of Hamilton in Abu Dhabi stays a controversial subject in F1

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“Then let’s race, it’s all down to the last weekend. [Ferrari] are very quick, they’ve done a good job, I think we could have been on par [in Las Vegas], but the result shows something different so let’s race.”

And it is not the primary time Wolff has come out publicly to chastise Masi. Just months after the Abu Dhabi controversy final 12 months, Wolff referred to as the ex-F1 race director a “liability.”

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Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton
Wolff is clearly nonetheless bitter in regards to the occasions that noticed Verstappen beat Hamilton again in 2021

“He was just immune to any feedback and even today he has not properly reflected that he did something wrong,” stated Wolff again in April 2022.

“He was a liability for the sport because everybody kept talking about Abu Dhabi and the race director, and the race director should not be somebody that people talk about, but someone who does the job and makes sure the race is run according to the regulations.”