Formula 1 supremo Mohammed ben Sulayem has suggested there could be a route back again into the sport for Michael Masi.
Masi was axed by F1 in February pursuing an investigation into his controversial dealing with of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December.
The Australian formal took the final decision to bypass the rulebook and permit only the lapped automobiles between race chief Lewis Hamilton and his title rival Max Verstappen to unlap by themselves, to established up a closing-lap shootout.
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On previous tyres, Hamilton was a sitting duck as Verstappen scorched earlier to claim the title.
Hamilton’s Mercedes crew fumed, and threatened to start lawful motion.
That finally did not transpire, but pursuing an enquiry an FIA report dominated Masi experienced improperly used rules.
His removal as race director prompt his career in F1 was over, but Ben Sulayem has suggested that may possibly not be the case.
“I don’t know Michael extremely effectively. The determination (to sack him as race director) was manufactured by the Globe Council. It was human mistake on Michael’s component.
“I spoke to him (Masi) two times in the past. I have no personalized situation (with him). I will not hate any individual.
“Michael is there and we may possibly use him. I did not say we have been obtaining rid of him. I said we may possibly use him. He may well be in a great put to use. We are open up to everything.”
Pursuing the heartache of defeat in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton returned to the grid in 2022, but has identified himself embroiled in refreshing controversy on account of his jewelry.
FIA officials have set an outdated rule front and centre, telling drivers they are unable to wear jewellery in their cars and trucks.
He has been provided two races to clear away some that have to have operation to be taken out, and it is possible that he will be strike with a economical penalty – alternatively than a suspension – ought to he follow by way of with his risk.
“I appreciate jewelry,” Ben Sulayem reported. “I absolutely like it. But in the auto there can be no preference. Men and women say they (the regulations) have not been applied right before. Will not ask me why not. Individuals can check with the old routine why that is the situation.”
Responding to a issue on what penalty Hamilton would face if he defied the rules, Ben Sulayem explained: “There are fines that apply. It is really like if a person speeds on the streets – you can’t cease them carrying out it but they get fined, even if it was accidental.”
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