Toto Wolff along with Lewis Hamilton had to pay the highest price for the “human error” of the then race director, Michael Massi. Mercedes u Toto Wolff had a moment so close yet so far in the final race of the season as they literally went wheel to wheel with Red Bull Max Verstappen. Mercedes held a commanding lead over Red Bull in Abu Dhabi before it was taken away from them thanks to a miserable decision by then-race director Michael Masi.
What raised eyebrows was the fact that it looked like it Michael Massi echoed the original message Red Bull had sent to him while replying to Mercedes. A large part of the F1 community claimed it was unfair and should be overthrown. As a result, the FIA had to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter, resulting in the then race director being ‘repositioned’.
After such events, the whole community broke out and even asked Max Verstappen to return the trophy Lewis Hamilton which destroyed the sanctity of victory and also reduced the authenticity of the rules. Lewis Hamilton even took a break from social media, later explaining how deeply affected he was by the loss and needing time to recover from the trauma of that loss.
Toto Wolff has once again targeted Michael Masi for his incompetent behavior during his time at the helm of the business
As it appears Toto Wolff still hasn’t quite gotten over this defeat in Abu Dhabi when he attacks Michael Massi again for his time in Formula 1 as race director. The Mercedes team principal said: “He was a liability to the sport because everyone kept talking about Abu Dhabi and the race director and the race director shouldn’t be someone that people talk about but someone who does his job and makes sure the race is run according to the regulations is carried out.”
“You hear from the drivers how the drivers’ briefings were conducted and some of the guys said it was almost disrespectful how he treated some of them. He was just immune to any feedback.”
“And even today he didn’t really reflect that he did something wrong.” As skysports reports.
Lewis Hamilton might have decided to move on from the Abu Dhabi debacle, but Toto Wolff certainly not, as he continues to target then-race director Michael Masi at every opportunity.
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