Fans have reacted to Aston Martin drivers Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll’s comments on Lewis Hamilton’s loss in the 2021 season finale. Many fans don’t agree with Vettel, who defended Michael Masi for acting under immense pressure.Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel claims while the finale in Abu Dhabi could have certainly been handled more professionally, Michael Masi has generally done a good job as the sport’s race director.
He said: “Michael [Masi] has been very focused and determined to do a good job. I don’t know what is in store for his future but I hope he sticks around because overall he has done a very good job.
There was a lot of controversy surrounding the last race but that shouldn’t be, because if you look at the bigger picture he has done really well. The main thing moving forward is that there is clarity in these situations so no further questions are asked.”
Hamilton’s fans did not take kindly to the German’s words. Fans sided with his fellow Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll, who believes the race was mismanaged and unfair to Hamilton. One fan on Twitter wrote:
“What a weird universe we live in. Stroll is the voice of reason, while Vettel defends Masi and thinks he should keep his job. Again, let me repeat. Lance Stroll. The guy from Canada.”