Formula One’s new ruler Mohammed ben Sulayem made the incendiary claim on Friday that he could yet re-employ controversial race director Michael Masi.
The Australian official was held accountable for Lewis Hamilton missing out on an eighth world title during the decider in Abu Dhabi last December. Vilified, he paid with his job in February.
Sportsmail understands Masi has returned to his native Australia and remains on the FIA payroll and would ideally like a return to Formula One’s control tower. That would enrage Mercedes and Hamilton, both of whom campaigned for his dismissal. Team principal Toto Wolff recently called Masi a ‘liability’ and said he would oppose his return to high responsibility.
Mohammed ben Sulayem (L) has revealed that Michael Masi (R) could…