Michael Masi has formally left the FIA, five months after he was sacked as Formula 1’s Race Director, the governing body announced on Tuesday.
Masi was promoted to the role of Race Director on the eve of the 2019 season following the sudden death of Charlie Whiting.
Masi oversaw last year’s controversial season finale in Abu Dhabi in which Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to the world title.
Following a lengthy investigation Masi was removed from the role in February but it was outlined that he would be offered another position within the FIA.
But on Tuesday his departure was announced by the governing body.
‘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’, read a statement.
‘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.’
Masi has not given any interview since last December’s title decider.