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Michael Masi, Race Director and Stefano Domenicali, CEO, Formula 1
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The lessons F1 can take from the Masi "souk" deal criticisms

As Formula 1 heads to its Abu Dhabi season finale, the FIA and race director Michael Masi are under increased scrutiny, with radio messages broadcast during last weekend's race prompting discussion and controversy. But what can they learn from the Saudi Arabia debacle?

The late, and much missed, former Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting once told me that the most important rule in grand prix racing was one that you wouldn’t find in any of the published regulations.

Instead, and as he also occasionally reminded the teams, Article 0.0.0 of F1’s rule book was absolute: “Thou shalt not take the piss.”

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