Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has jumped to the defence of the FIA's under-fire race director Michael Masi.
Masi was often in the spotlight last season given his decision-making before finding himself in the full glare of publicity given his calls made during the finale in Abu Dhabi.
The Australian infuriated Mercedes boss Toto Wolff with a ruling during a late safety car period at the Yas Marina Circuit that denied Lewis Hamilton an outright eighth F1 title while handing Red Bull's Max Verstappen his first.
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