After the sudden demise of F1 race director Charlie Whiting, the position has been filled up by Michael Masi. He mentioned the former director and claimed that he cannot be replaced by anyone in the world of Formula 1 racing. Charlie Whiting was the king on the Australian Grand Prix and the throne can never be filled up by any other efficient person.
History Of Michael Masi: Current F1 Race Director
Michael Masi is not a new face in the arena of the Australian Grand Prix. He was the deputy race director for Formula 2 and Formula 3 racing previously. Needless to say, Masi played his role quite efficiently. So, after the sudden death of Charlie Whiting, it was sure that the void would be filled up by Michael Masi. But Masi was doubtful about his position.
Michael Masi As F1 Race Director
Michael Masi has been unable to make himself comfortable with the post of the director. He continued to say that the place of Whiting is irreplaceable. After six months of being in the post, Masi is being able to continue work on the way enlightened by Whiting. It can be said without any doubt that Masi has his own different style than the former director. But during his speeches, the first thing he mentions is the irreplaceable loss of Charlie Whiting.
Masi is keeping the pace in learning the things about the director while playing the role. Every passing week makes Masi nourished with different experiences of motorsport. This was formerly within the homeland: Australia. Masi was seen to be working in the CAMS, Supercars and Super Turing Cars. But the pressure of the director is gradually increasing as the F1 race is being more popular in the world.
Besides that, Masi works on his inimitable working ethic. This has drawn the spotlight on him. Even, the spotlight from Garry Connelly, the permanent chairman of the stewards in the F1 race has shifted to Michael Masi for his efficiency. Connelly claims that the rapid rise of the current F1 race director was quite natural and expected.
However, he also mentions Whiting and says that Charlie Whiting’s large influence has made his ancestors more enthusiastic regarding the motorsport. He also adds that no one can copy the style of Charlie Whiting and Michael Masi does not need to replicate it as well. Masi is being famous among the motorsport lovers across the world because of his own unique style of commanding and humbleness.
The motorsport lovers, along with the heads of the F1 race association are looking forward to a better future while holding the hand of Michael Masi. They expect the F1 race culture to grow more than the previous days. Furthermore, they know that the extreme humbleness of Masi would make him walk on the path showed by Charlie Whiting. And Ultimately, he will succeed in achieving the goal that Whiting had dreamt of. So, it can be concluded that every people associated with motorsport are counting on the current F1 race director: Michael Masi.