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Ex-F1 driver denies Masi tried to sabotage Hamilton but criticises ‘rushed' decision

Former Formula 1 driver Perry McCarthy has labelled the controversial end to the 2021 championship 'a joke,” and said race director Michael Masi “got it wrong.” Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen entered the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last month level on points following a thrilling season of racing, meaning they each needed to finish the race ahead of the other in order to claim title glory. A slightly more cynical perspective arrived in the suspicion that the Dutchman may use his 10 wins to Hamilton’s nine to ensure a victory by way of neither of them finishing the race, but it was clear that both competitors had gone to Abu Dhabi seeking what they had all season – a...
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