|Born||1979 (age 41–42)|
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.
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 and at Rally Australia. 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.
Following Whiting's sudden death before the 2019 Australian Grand Prix Masi took on the role of Formula One race director. 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.