Former Formula One race director Michael Massey has decided to leave the governing FIA and move to Australia, seven months after participating in one of the sport’s biggest recent controversies.
The FIA confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that Massi, whose job is now shared by Eduardo Freitas and Niels Witich, was gone.
Massi changed the safety car re-start process at the end of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December, a move that cost Red Bull’s Max Verstappen the title and deprived Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton of a record eighth place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkMXzbB4Pxw" width="320" height="472" frameborder="0" allow fullscreen="allow fullscreen" ></iframe> <p>She was replaced in February but remained within the governing body, which spoke of offering her a new role. </p> <p>A later report at the Abu Dhabi race found in March that Masi had committed "human error" but had acted in "good faith". ,</p> <p>The FIA said on Tuesday that Masi had carried out his various tasks "in a professional and dedicated manner" but had decided to return to Australia to be closer to his family and face new challenges.</p> p> <p>He was appointed following the sudden death of Charlie Whiting, who had been race director for decades in Melbourne, on the eve of the 2019 season.</p> <p> </p> <p>read alllatest news, today’s fresh newswatch top videos And live TV Here.