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FIA issue statement confirming Masi's departure

Michael Masi has left the FIA, months after he was given a new role within the governing body following the controversial ending to the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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The FIA have confirmed that Michael Masi has left the governing body to relocate to Australia.

Former F1 Race Director Masi was replaced in his role in February following months of in-depth internal investigations over the controversial events of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

It was announced at the time that Masi would be offered a new position within the FIA amid changes at the top level of the sport's race governance.

However, it has now been confirmed that Masi has left the governing body altogether.

Statement confirms Masi's exit from FIA

"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," a statement from the FIA reads.

"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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