Michael Masi should be replaced

Michael Masi should be replaced

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Teem50

23 posts

196 months

Tuesday 16th November
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LukeBrown66 said:
I have a ton of sympathy for Masi, safety is his paramount concern, and he does that well.
So how come it took him so long to get the safety car out after Tsunoda scattered vast quantities of carbon fibre all over turn 1?


mw88

637 posts

83 months

Tuesday 16th November
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Teem50 said:
So how come it took him so long to get the safety car out after Tsunoda scattered vast quantities of carbon fibre all over turn 1?
If he got the safety car out every time a bit of carbon fibre went flying, we'd never have any racing at the start of a race.

Could have been waiting to hear from the drivers when they went through to see if it was mostly off line.

I'd be more concerned about his delay on getting the safety car/red flag out when Stroll crashed in Baku. Or at least start cracking down on drivers ignoring yellow flags.

He's got a tough job, people forget that even Charlie Whiting made some mistakes.

PhilAsia

274 posts

47 months

Thursday 18th November
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mw88 said:
He's got a tough job, people forget that even Charlie Whiting made some mistakes.
Rather obviously pushing Masi forefront centre...

F20CN16

9,312 posts

170 months

Tuesday 23rd November
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https://the-race.com/formula-1/its-been-made-clear...

I can’t believe this guy. The arrogance of it! Totally unfit for the job and has to go.

GCH

3,203 posts

174 months

Tuesday 23rd November
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F20CN16 said:
https://the-race.com/formula-1/its-been-made-clear...

I can’t believe this guy. The arrogance of it! Totally unfit for the job and has to go.
Quite.
If a fairly high percentage of the drivers - and ex drivers! - say it isn't clear, then it isn't bloody clear.
I thought his quotes were a parody at first... what an arrogant ass. His lies just make things worse.

dobly

700 posts

131 months

Wednesday 24th November
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Nah, keep MM - I love his acerbic put-downs of Jonathan Whingey, Christian's weasel lapdog...

angrymoby

1,638 posts

150 months

Wednesday 24th November
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GCH said:
Quite.
If a fairly high percentage of the drivers - and ex drivers! - say it isn't clear, then it isn't bloody clear.
I thought his quotes were a parody at first... what an arrogant ass. His lies just make things worse.
it's quite clear he doesn't understand what 'racing' is/ isn't ...which started back in '19 when he pretty much outlawed the driver ahead & on the racing line being able to defend the corner exit

I'd just get Masi to focus on his direction role & take stewarding decisions out of his hands by having a permanent chief steward sat beside him who decides what goes to the other stewards for further investigation

so a full time ex driver, who should be impartial (the difficult bit) who attends every race, so both drivers & fans get the consistency they're asking for


Leithen

8,175 posts

239 months

Wednesday 24th November
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Short memories. Charlie used to get an enormous amount of stick too. A job requiring a thick skin.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

F20CN16

9,312 posts

170 months

Wednesday 24th November
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A 1.5 page from 13 years ago doesn't mean Masi is fit for the job.

Edited by F20CN16 on Wednesday 24th November 12:39

TheDeuce

11,907 posts

38 months

Wednesday 24th November
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The one big problem with calls for Masi to be replaced, is who to replace him with..? He's the most experienced and most suitably trained person on the planet.

Problem two: If he was replaced, why would we think his replacement is going to be any less influenced by the powers that be in terms of maintaining 'the show'? (Assuming we believe that does happen to an extent).

thegreenhell

9,855 posts

191 months

Wednesday 24th November
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You can't apply practical logic to a witch hunt.

jsf

24,257 posts

208 months

Another ridiculous decision from Masi today, only having part of the circuit covered by the slow speed rule and not having that in the most likely area to cause problems. Mazepin and Lewis both dodged a biggie.