Role for retired Massa in FIA shake-up

Date published: December 10 2017

Felipe Massa has been appointed as the new head of the FIA Karting Commission following his retirement from Formula 1.

The Brazilian officially retired after the season finale in Abu Dhabi but was soon linked with a role within the FIA organisation as he still had a hunger and a passion for motorsport.

Massa has wasted little time in planning his next races and will take part in the Brazilian Stock Car Championship opener early next year and is strongly fancied to take a full-time seat in Formula E in 2019.

But, following the official announcement of Jean Todt staying on to complete a third and final four-year term as FIA president, Massa was revealed as one of the fresh faces joining the governing body.

Todt will lead a re-structured team with Brian Gibbons replacing Nick Craw as the new president of the Senate that looks after the federation's management and finances.