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Former race director Masi received death threats after Abu Dhabi decision

Agencies | London                                                            

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Former race director Michael Masi revealed he had received online death threats after the controversy last year that allowed Max Verstappen to claim the Formula One world title.

The Australian changed the safety car re-start procedure at the end of the December’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a move that handed the crown to Red Bull’s Verstappen, denying Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton a record eighth title in the process.

“There were some dark days,” Masi told News Corp yesterday. “And absolutely, I felt like I was the most hated man in the world. I got death threats. People saying, they were going to come after me and my family.”