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Michael Masi

Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel pictured on March 27, 2021
Vettel races F1 into Hungarian political storm
Formula 1 has found itself at the centre of a political storm in Hungary.
08:48
Stefano Domenicali pictured in March 2014
F1 CEO not worried about Hamilton-Verstappen clash
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali is not worried that the sport's 2021 season could turn into a dangerous and controversial confrontation for the title.
Jul 26, 07:51
Lewis Hamilton celebrates finishing first in qualifying for the Silverstone Sprint race on July 16, 2021
Red Bull considers challenging Hamilton penalty
Red Bull is looking into whether to challenge the decision that enabled Lewis Hamilton to win the British GP after his collision with championship rival Max Verstappen on Sunday.
Jul 19, 07:40
Red Bull's Helmut Marko pictured in July 2020
Sprint race format can 'ruin weekend' - Marko
The new 'sprint qualifying' format puts extra pressure on Formula 1 teams, according to top Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko.
Jul 12, 08:23
Lando Norris pictured on March 12, 2020
F1 world slams FIA over Norris penalty
Formula 1 is rallying around Lando Norris, as the on-form McLaren driver risks having to serve a race ban.
Jul 5, 07:19
Red Bull's Max Verstappen pictured on June 27, 2021
F1 figures slam Verstappen 'burnout' ban
Three Formula 1 personalities have slammed the sport's governing body for clamping down on the type of chequered flag 'burnout' indulged by Max Verstappen last Sunday.
Jun 29, 08:20
Gerhard Berger pictured in September 2019
Berger 'becoming a fan' of F1 once again
F1 legend Gerhard Berger, who was intimately involved in Formula 1 for decades, says he is "becoming a fan" once again.
Jun 29, 08:15
Frederic Vasseur pictured in September 2019
Technical directives linked to title battle - Masi
The spate of so-called 'technical directives' in recent days and weeks is directly related to the battle for the 2021 world championship.
Jun 28, 08:26
Valtteri Bottas pictured at Imola on October 31, 2020
Stewards not moved by 'doomsday' complaints - Masi
F1 race director Michael Masi has played down claims that the stewards are being influenced by "doomsday" complaints about on-track incidents made by rival teams.
Jun 28, 08:23
Red Bull's Max Verstappen pictured on June 27, 2021
F1 warns Verstappen against celebratory 'burnouts'
F1's governing body has warned Red Bull to advise championship leader Max Verstappen about celebratory 'burnouts' at the chequered flag.
Jun 28, 08:22
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice for the French Grand Prix on June 18, 2021
Valtteri Bottas takes top spot in opening French GP practice
The Mercedes driver saw off his team-mate by 0.335 seconds at the Paul Ricard Circuit.
Jun 18, 12:32
Nikita Mazepin pictured in March 2021
No 'retrospective' penalty for Mazepin - Steiner
Mick Schumacher has now calmed down after accusing his Haas teammate of a potentially fatal move at the chequered flag of the recent Baku race.
Jun 11, 07:49
Lance Stroll pictured during qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix on November 14, 2020
F1 hits back at Rosberg over 'scary' Baku
F1 race director Michael Masi has hit back at Nico Rosberg, after the 2016 world champion said an aspect of the Baku circuit design is fatally dangerous.
Jun 9, 08:06
Nikita Mazepin pictured in March 2021
Mazepin deserved penalty for 'life-threatening' move
Nikita Mazepin should have been severely penalised for his near-incident involving Mick Schumacher at Baku.
Jun 8, 07:47
Red Bull's Max Verstappen in action during practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on June 4, 2021
F1 denies two-lap Baku restart only for 'show'
F1 race director Michael Masi has denied that Sunday's race at Azerbaijan was only restarted for 'the show'.
Jun 8, 07:46
Charles Leclerc pictured in May 2021
Leclerc 'can only blame himself' for Monaco failure
Charles Leclerc "can only blame himself" for the technical failure that meant he couldn't even start last Sunday's Monaco GP, according to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve.
May 25, 08:24
Ferrari's Mattia Binotto pictured in August 2020
F1 needs 'simple solution to track limits - Binotto
Formula 1 should seek a "simple solution" to the controversy about so-called track limits, according to Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto.
May 11, 07:48
Spanish GP 2014
F1 not ruling out Barcelona chicane axe
Formula 1 is not ruling out approving a major modification to the Barcelona layout in order to spice up the racing action.
May 10, 08:20
Max Verstappen pictured during practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 26, 2021
Steward says Verstappen could have won in Bahrain
Bahrain GP steward and former F1 driver Emanuele Pirro says Max Verstappen may have won last Sunday's race if he had refused to hand back the lead to Lewis Hamilton.
Mar 31, 06:52
Lewis Hamilton on the podium at the Russian Grand Prix on September 27, 2020
Two countries must green-light Hamilton's return
Whether Lewis Hamilton can return to his Mercedes cockpit for the 2020 finale this weekend is up to health officials in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.
Dec 8, 06:27
Mercedes driver George Russell in action during the practice pool for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 4, 2020
George Russell looks ahead to 2021 season with Mercedes
The 22-year-old British driver came close to pulling off a win while standing in for Lewis Hamilton at the Sakhir Grand Prix.
Dec 7, 13:31
Fernando Alonso pictured in January 2020
Alonso shown green light for 'young driver' test
Fernando Alonso has been shown the green light to test Renault's 2020 car in the 'young driver' test after Abu Dhabi.
Dec 3, 06:37
Romain Grosjean is helped away after his horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
Analysing the circumstances surrounding Romain Grosjean's miraculous escape
The French driver's Haas car burst into flames after he crashed in the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
Nov 30, 16:46
Daniil Kvyat pictured during a rain-soaked qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix on November 14, 2020
Masi defends Turkey over track surface condition
F1 race director Michael Masi has defended organisers of the Turkish GP for the state of the Istanbul circuit's new asphalt surface.
Nov 16, 05:55
Lance Stroll pictured during qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix on November 14, 2020
Result: Lance Stroll tops qualifying in rain-soaked Turkish Grand Prix
Lance Stroll is a surprise presence at the front of the grid.
Nov 14, 14:17
Mercedes' Team Principal Toto Wolff pictured in August 2020
Covid threatens tail-end of 2020 season - Wolff
The rest of this year's makeshift Formula 1 calendar is in "the hands of the national authorities".
Nov 2, 06:52
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Portuguese Grand Prix on October 25, 2020
No mid-year changes to 'penalty points' system - Masi
F1 race director Michael Masi has ruled out making any immediate changes to the controversial 'penalty points' system.
Oct 27, 06:07
Racing Point's Lance Stroll pictured in July 2020
Questions arise as Stroll admits covid infection
Sections of the Formula 1 media have reacted with scepticism as it emerges that Lance Stroll and his team-owning father Lawrence recently tested positive for covid-19.
Oct 22, 07:05
Lewis Hamilton on the podium at the Russian Grand Prix on September 27, 2020
Lewis Hamilton 'living like a hermit' amid coronavirus threat
Two Mercedes team members have tested positive for the virus.
Oct 9, 16:01
Lewis Hamilton on the podium at the Russian Grand Prix on September 27, 2020
Little sympathy for Hamilton's Sochi penalties
The international media reacted with little sympathy after Lewis Hamilton suggested Formula 1 is trying to stop him dominating the sport.
Sep 29, 07:59
Lewis Hamilton on the podium at the Russian Grand Prix on September 27, 2020
Michael Masi rubbishes Lewis Hamilton accusation of being singled out
Australian race director Michael Masi insists there is a level playing field for all the drivers.
Sep 28, 14:15
Daniel Ricciardo pictured on November 14, 2019
Huge F2 crash may reveal 18-inch tyre flaw
F1's governing body will look into whether there is a safety problem with the sort of 18-inch wheels that are set to be introduced in Formula 1 in 2022.
Sep 28, 08:04
Lewis Hamilton on the podium at the Russian Grand Prix on September 27, 2020
Steward Salo hits back at Hamilton accusations
A well-known steward has hit back at Lewis Hamilton's accusations that officials are trying to stop his dominance of Formula 1.
Sep 28, 08:03
Sebastian Vettel pictured on August 6, 2020
'Not possible' to return to gravel traps - Masi
It is "not possible" to replace every asphalt run-off area with a gravel trap, according to F1 race director Michael Masi.
Sep 21, 08:15
A general shot of a crash at the Tuscan Grand Prix on September 13, 2020
Masi denies F1 to blame for Mugello re-start crash
F1 race director Michael Masi has rejected claims that the sport's authorities are to blame for the big re-start crash at Mugello on Sunday.
Sep 14, 08:01
Lewis Hamilton in the pits on September 6, 2020
Masi not angry Hamilton confronted stewards
F1 race director Michael Masi says he doesn't mind that Lewis Hamilton confronted the stewards at Monza to personally protest the penalty that cost him victory on Sunday.
Sep 7, 08:04
Antonio Giovinazzi pictured on March 12, 2020
FIA to investigate Giovinazzi crash
The FIA is investigating the way in which George Russell's car struck a flying wheel at high speed during the Belgian GP.
Sep 1, 08:37
Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Spanish Grand Prix on August 16, 2020
Tuesday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez, Sebastian Vettel
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Tuesday, August 25.
Aug 25, 11:37
Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes pictured during practice for the Spanish GP in August 2020
Now Imola wants spectators at 2020 F1 race
A third circuit on the 2020 calendar says it wants spectators to be able to attend this year.
Aug 25, 08:09
Jamie Carragher pictured in December 2018
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on August 21
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Aug 21, 23:39

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Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina32211669
United StatesUnited States24282173
JapanJapan1961136
AustraliaAustralia1441533
Olympics flagRussian Olympic Committee13211852
Great BritainGreat Britain13171343
Today's Olympic highlights header

Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

> Today's schedule in full
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