The FIA Secretary General for Motor Sport and Single-Seater Manager Peter Bayer admits that Michael Masi may not be the F1 race director in 2022.

Masi’s future in the position of the F1 race director has been in jeopardy after the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP. In the final laps of the race, he made a controversial decision regarding the Safety Car restart procedure that made an impact on the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

That decision caused a lot of heated discussions and forced the FIA to make an investigation of the incident. Furthermore, there were reports that Masi could be fired. Bayer revealed that Masi could really be replaced.

“Michael did a super job in many ways. We told him that,” he is quoted by the BBC.

“But also that there is a possibility there could be a new race director.”

Masi had a lot of duties as the race director that could have put pressure on him. Bayer stated that the responsibilities might be divided between several people in the future.

“[We are looking at] dividing the various tasks of the race director, who is also sports director, safety and track delegate.

“That was simply too much. These roles are divided between several people. This reduces the burden on the race director.”

Hi everyone! My name is Anton, I am 19 years old and I am an aspiring motorsports journalist. I love motorsports for those emotions and excitement it brings.