Formula 1

F1 executive director Bayer leaves FIA

Published: 18, Jun 2022

The FIA’s Formula 1 executive director and secretary unstipulated for sport Peter Bayer has left the motorsport governing body, the organization has announced.

Bayer has been the secretary unstipulated since 2017, stuff responsible for the activities of the FIA’s sport department and helping implement decisions taken by the World Motor Sport Council. Bayer became F1 executive director late last year and then had a key role in the investigation into the controversial finish to the 2021 season in Abu Dhabi, which ultimately led to Michael Masi stuff replaced as race director.

In confirming Bayer’s departure, the FIA spoken that Toto Wolff’s former counselor Shaila-Ann Rao will be replacing him in the short term.

“The FIA warmly thanks (Bayer) for the achievements he has unsalaried to the minutiae of motorsport over the last five years,” a statement from the governing soul read. “In particular, he has supervised, with the unshortened Sport division, the towers of the single-seater pyramid from karting to F1, the megacosm of the new World Rally-Raid Championship, as well as improving safety and sustainability in all disciplines. The FIA wishes him all the weightier for the future.

“Peter Bayer will be replaced on an interim understructure by Shaila-Ann Rao, who has just returned to the FIA. Shaila-Ann Rao previously held the position of FIA legal director from mid-2016 to end of 2018, surpassing spending the past three and a half years with Mercedes Grand Prix Limited as consecutively unstipulated counsel and then special counselor to their CEO and team principal Toto Wolff.”

Bayer’s throw-away comes as FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem continues to make changes to the management and structure of the federation since his referendum in December.