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Herbert slams 'totally wrong' Masi call: Pressure is part of Formula 1

Article To news overview © FIA Johnny Herbert has lashed out at the way FIA Race Director Michael Masi handled the ending of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, labelling his decision-making as "totally unfair". Masi made the call to withdraw the Safety Car at the end of the penultimate lap of the title decider, leaving Max Verstappen, who had taken advantage of the situation to change tyres, able to attack and pass Lewis Hamilton for the win and the title. The contention lies in Masi's decision to only allow five of the eight lapped cars to unlap themselves, with the exact wording of the rulebook suggesting that the Safety Car should have stayed on track for an extra lap. This would...
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