Good riddance to the person who is responsible for the most despicable episode in F1’s history and the greatest blight on the sport’s integrity. The person whose disgraceful, illicit manipulations of the FIA sporting regulations (which he was obligated to uphold) resulted in the stealing not just of a race win but also of a historical record 8th WDC for Hamilton. But I also hold the FIA fully responsible for this great injustice. It essentially lent credence to Masi’s absurd rationale for his bogus manipulations of the sporting regs. by not calling them out and not using its authority to set things right by officially restoring the race win and WDC to the rightful winner (Hamilton). And this, despite its tacit admission (through its firing of Masi from his position as race director) that what Masi did was wrong. Masi didn’t have carte blanche authority to make up and change the sporting rules and procedures as he pleased. His decision making authority as head race official was limited to choosing his decisions only from among the options that are specifically stated within the sporting regs. (for example, whether to employ a virtual safety car or a full safety car, or whether or not to allow the lapped cars to unlap themselves during a full safety car period) and following the procedures as written. Again, he had no authority to change the FIA sporting regs. and procedures and make up his own. In fact, as head race director it was his job to ensure that the proper procedures (as stated in the FIA sporting regs.) were followed. He had no more authority to manipulate and change the safety car regs. than he had to suddenly just decide to start the race in reverse grid order (and he certainly would never have been allowed to do the latter!). It was such a farce for the FIA to even remotely entertain the notion that there was any validity in what Masi did!