The 2021 Formula 1 season was one of the most controversial in recent decades. The battles between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, on many occa
The 2021 Formula 1 season was one of the most controversial in recent decades. The battles between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, on many occasions to the limit, became one of the great challenges that the race director of the premier category of motorsport, Michael Masi, had to face, whose decisions generated great controversy both inside and outside the paddock, receiving accusations of favoritism in some of the situations. The former F1 driver, Johnny Herbert, does not hesitate to affirm that Masi should be out of the competition dome, since he has lost the trust that everyone had placed in him based on controversial determinations, however, he considers that at this time There is no one qualified to fill his position, so he sees it difficult for him to end up saying goodbye to his leadership in the short term.
“In many ways Masi should not continue as I think he has done a lot of damage to Formula 1. He is in a position where you have to have a lot of confidence in him, and I think all of that has completely evaporated now. The problem is finding a replacement, because in his position, of course, experience is going to be really important. Michael was very unlucky as Charlie Whiting’s successor. He led Formula 1 for a long time and learned a lot from the point of view of race director. In my opinion, at this moment I do not see a single candidate who stands out to replace Michael, and that is the dilemma”, he pointed out in statements granted to the GPFans web portal.