Toto Wolff still has not forgotten about Abu Dhabi and the injustice done to them. Wolff spoke to the Press Association this time, and the main topic was of course Michael Masi. Wolff had something to say: "It is quite interesting because I had lunch with him [Masi] on the Wednesday before the race, and I said to him that 'I really want to tell you, without patronising you, that you need to take criticism on board and develop from there.
"Lewis does it every day, but you are the guy who always seems to know better'," Wolff said, as quoted by motorsport "It wasn't about influencing him but really giving my honest feedback that he shouldn't block outside opinion as simply being wrong."
Michael Masi's approach seems to annoy Wolff, and Wolff wants to point out the mistakes he made.
"You hear from the drivers and how the drivers' briefings were conducted [by Masi] and some of the guys said it was almost disrespectful how he treated some of them," added Wolff. "There is a promoter of one of the races in the Middle East who said he was so relieved he had gone because he got so much abuse from him.
"He was just immune to any feedback and even today he has not properly reflected that he did something wrong. "He was a liability for the sport because everybody kept talking about Abu Dhabi and the race director, and the race director should not be somebody that people talk about, but someone who does the job and makes sure the race is run according to the regulations." Niels Wittich is a real refreshment in F1 and someone who is doing a great job so far.
Wolff is happy with him, but so are the other teams within F1 "How he has run the first few races has been respectful, solid and he hasn't put a single foot wrong," said Wolff. "But is that [jewellery ban] a battle he needs to have at this stage? However, if it turns out to be the biggest unfortunate misstep of a race director, I would take it a thousand times over."