The FIA, Formula One’s governing body confirmed on Tuesday that former FIA Formula One race director Michael Masi has left the organization.

Masi became Formula One race director in 2019 but was replaced following last season’s title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

In a statement, the FIA said:

The FIA confirms that Michael Masi has decided to leave the FIA and relocate to Australia to be closer to his family and take on new challenges. He oversaw a three-year period as FIA Formula 1 Race Director and Safety Delegate following the sudden passing of Charlie Whiting in 2019, carrying out the numerous functions he was tasked with in a professional and dedicated manner. The FIA thanks him for his commitment and wishes him the best for the future.


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