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Announced that Michael Masi, former F1 racing director, left the Federation

Michael Massi will be disassociated from International Automobile Federationfive months after he was dismissed as racing director of the Formula On


will be disassociated from International Automobile Federationfive months after he was dismissed as racing director of the Formula One.

Masi, 44, is returning to “to be closer to her family and to take on new challenges,” the statement said. on Tuesday.

He served as for three years, but was replaced after the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix — the race that decided the title last season — in December. Max Verstappen Red Bull won his first world championship after overtaking the Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton on the last lap.

At the time, it was said that Masi would remain linked to the FIA but an undetermined function.

In March, the FIA It concluded that Masi made a “human error” but acted in good faith in ordering a restart in Abu Dhabi.

Michael Masi, former F1 racing director

The FIA He thanked Masi for his commitment and highlighted that he fulfilled “numerous functions with professionalism and dedication.”

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