diffuser wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:44 pm
GrizzleBoy wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 12, 2022 4:17 pm
Still trying to save face.
The man got fired.
He did something obviously, undeniably, history books entry level wrong, and got fired.
They gave him the chance to leave with some dignity by offering him a "new role" within the organisation that he obviously wouldn't want, allowing him to be the one that walks away instead of getting straight kicked out.
But really, he got fired.
The interesting question though, is what about the entire room of stewards that decided on the day that the stuff he got fired for was perfectly fine.
Seems awfully strange to fire Masi, and not those who were in next in the line of power when it came to proper enforcement of the rules and the ultimate decision makers.
Unless the perception of him being biased based on televised interactions with teams seeming to be more favourable to some and less to others also heavily compounded the untenable position his job was already in.
I don't care for the guy but....you're reading alot into that statement. It says he left, not that he was fired. Many of the statements around him this year were along the lines that he had the FIA, legally, by the short hairs. For all we know, he received a golden parachute.
Can't ignore the result of the investigation 5hat essentially said he made incorrect decisions and did not apply the rules correctly. Those are all facts.
Meaning he was removed from his position and offered a other position. Those are facts.
He obviously did not take up his new position and decided to leave the organisation. Those are facts.
The FIA initially did not even want to admit he made any mistakes. Only pressure from the F1 community not accepting his actions like it was okay made them actually investigate and just barely admit "human error" was made. Those are facts.
Any in any case, whether he was pushed out by giving him a position they knew he would t want or by making him an offer he couldn't refuse that meant he'd have to leave, its all the same outcome. They wanted him gone.