Michael Masi
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Michael Masi
Michael Masi
Born1979 (age 41–42)
Sydney, Australia
NationalityAustralian
OccupationMotorsports director

Michael Masi is an Australian motorsports director. Since March 2019 he has served as the FIA Formula One Race Director, Safety Delegate, Permanent Starter and head of the F1 Technical Department, in which capacities he generally manages the logistics of each F1 Grand Prix, inspects cars in parc fermé before a race, enforces FIA rules, and controls the lights that start each race.

Early life

Masi was born in Sydney in 1979 and is of Italian descent. Growing up in the suburbs of Fairfield and Canada Bay, Masi initially studied marketing at TAFE before his roles in motorsport.[1]

Career

Masi began his career in motor racing volunteering for Super Touring teams while still at school. He worked as deputy race director in the Supercars touring car series[2] and at Rally Australia.[3] In 2018 he was appointed by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile as the Formula Two and Formula Three deputy race director and was appointed deputy to F1 race director Charlie Whiting.[4][5]

Following Whiting's sudden death before the 2019 Australian Grand Prix Masi took on the role of Formula One race director.[6] In this role Masi, oversees the logistics of a grand prix weekend, ensuring all cars, tracks and drivers conform to FIA regulations before, during and after a race.

References

  1. ^ "Q&A: Michael Masi, Formula 1 Race Director, 41". www.theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ Chokhani, Darshan (2019-03-27). "Michael Masi keeps F1 race director and safety delegate role for Bahrain GP". DriveTribe. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Masi is revved for rally". 20 January 2011. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "Q&A: Michael Masi, Formula 1 Race Director, 41". www.theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ Parkes, Ian (2019-09-19). "Michael Masi Dives In as Race Director". The New York Times. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "Australian Michael Masi appointed F1 race director". www.gptoday.com. Retrieved 2021.



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