Big Tea wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:35 pm
I agree it was Masi's fault, but where were his 'bosses' throughout the rest of the season when rules seemed to be flexible and were varied as he saw fit.
This is not objecting to him being flexible or changing rules, it is a good thing if done correctly, but somewhere along the way was he not askes 'why did you make this decision and what is it based on'?
Changing a rule is good if it is based on a need, and is done in a way as to be unambiguous, in particular not in a 'I am changing this from now' so suck it up manner.
An example is the moving the 'touchline' from the white line to any point elsewhere on track, and back from track to track.
Had his boss asked why it was done, and he replied 'pressure from the teams' I assume someone would have pointed out 'teams follow rules not make rules' so that in future he was prepared.
I think his decision in the last race was wrong because he was flustered and did not think he had the authority to tell the teams what was going to happen because its the rules and they must be followed.
(edit, just read the post above, and I agree, he was probably getting it from above too)
What leads me to this as much as anything was the way he replied to Toto. I have seen fights start for less terse replies. He could have just told everyone together in a normal voice, and, to be fair, the teams should not have had access to nag him even if the decision was wrong. If a boss you respect tells you what is going to happen you do it, if you do not have confidence in him you argue.
It should not have reached the stage where he lost authority, no matter what his decisions were and for that reason alone he must go.
He will not be sacked, there are many jobs he would be fine for, and he has had experience no one else currently has.
Maybe an overall role covering tracks marshals and stewards and his replacement would be good his experience should not be wasted.