GrizzleBoy wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:38 pm
The report quite literally says that Michael Masi made errors because of pressure from "team bosses".
But when you look at what played out and tie it in with his conversation with one particular team, in some kind of shitty round about way the FIA are putting it in black and white that Masi made a litany of "errors", but its just a coincidence that they all matched up with the requests of one particular teams pit wall.....
But you know what. Why in the world am I being told about "pressure from the teams"?
Who cares about that? Since when was the race director beholden to team bosses? Do they realise they are admitting that Masi was behaving like some kind of servant?
Is there some rule that he needs to answer any of the team principles calls if he is busy trying to keep the drivers/marshals etc safe during a safety car period?
Why did he feel he had to be kissing Wheatley and Horners ass? He had a job to do. Why does he need to stop doing it and say "give me a minute", "yep, yep", "understood" just because a team boss and tech manager and whinging on the phone?
He didn't have to answer the phone. He CHOSE to.
He didn't have to listen to their demands. He CHOSE to.
He didn't have to stop doing his primary job in that situation to be dictated to as to how to do his job. He CHOSE to.
If he needed to have a clear head, he could've shown Wheatley and Horner the same cold and hard stance he did in his reply to Wolff and told them to **** off and let him do his job. But he CHOSE to let them go on and on with their direction of the race director.
Masi had all the ability to make all the correct choices, but he CHOSE to stop focusing on doing his job to be dictated to, he CHOSE to behave like some Red Bull brown noser, he CHOSE to do all of it, when he didn't HAVE to do any of it.
Spinning it as "too distracted" when there was no obligation for him to be distracted beyond his own CHOICES is trash.
Someone needs to tell me why if time was constrained and it was a such a high pressure situation and he needed a clear head to do the right thing, why he didn't actually just focus on the race until he had the time to talk to Red Bull.