In terms of the season-opening race in Australia, where Whiting’s shock departure on the eve of the weekend prompted a late reshuffle, Michael Masi will undoubtedly probably be the race manager in Bahrain.

Masi has already been named the FIA safety deposit for the event, however, unlike in Australia, he is not going to function as permanent race starter.

That role will be performed by Christian Bryll, the F1 event logistics manager.

Colin Haywoodthe race control systems manager, will behave as Masi’s deputy race manager.

The FIA is currently considering that its longer-term plan to displace Whiting, that held all three rankings for many years.

He was also a prominent figure away from race weekends, working on most of their FIA’s commissions.

The FIA is expected to split Whiting’s assorted responsibilities amongst multiple personnel.

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