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Ferrari F1 boss defends under-fire Masi

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has jumped to the defence of Formula 1 race director Michael Masi, calling the Australian’s job during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix “the hardest in the world.' Masi was placed under intense scrutiny after the season finale two weeks ago when he decided to allow just the five lapped cars between race leaders Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen through, leaving the remainder of the lapped cars in their place. This appeared to be a move to save time with just one lap remaining, but it arguably contravened protocol. The Dutchman was then able to pass Hamilton on a set of fresh soft tyres on the final lap to win his first world championship, to the ire of...
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