Max Ferstappen believes Michael Massie was “thrown under the bus” in FIA on a wave of controversial conclusion to Abu Dhabi Grand Prixand the Dutchman felt that now the former director of the race is very capable of continuing his work in 2022.
In the off-season Massi was replaced by Eduardo Freitas and Niels Vitikh, coming across from FIA World Endurance Championship and DTM series accordingly, and Ferstappen is upset that he was overthrown in the first place.
“I think it’s wrong” Said Ferstappen Motorsport.com. “Everyone is always trying to do their best, everyone can always take advantage of help.
“Like us, the drivers – we have the whole team behind us, we prove it ourselves. It is very unfair for me what happened to Michael – he was really thrown under the bus.
“Now, [that they] dismiss him so primarily unacceptable to me. And now in principle [that they] fired him is really incredible. I’m so sorry Michael.
“Because I think he was a very capable and good director of racing. I have nothing against the new race directors – because I think they are also very capable and very good race directors.
But personally, I was very sad for Michael, and I also sent him a text. ”
Freitas and Wittich will receive support if they take on the role they will distribute over the twenty-three races, and Ferstappen believes that Massi could remain director of the race with the same support and grow more into the role he took on before the season. 2019 after his sudden death Charlie White.
“After Charlie [Whiting] died, it’s very difficult to take over from someone like him “ Said Ferstappen. “He had so much experience from previous years and also Charlie helped nearby.
“And maybe Michael just needed a little more. Everyone needs experience. [When] I came to this sport, my first year, when I look back on it now, I am a complete beginner. I’m much better than I was then and I think the same would be true with Michael.
“Therefore, firing him immediately is the wrong decision for me. But I wish him all the best in what happens next, and I hope it’s better than being the director of F1 racing. ”