Tim Goss becomes third senior FIA official to step down

Single-seater technical director follows Steve Nielsen and Deborah Mayer in exiting governing body.

Tim Goss, single-seater technical director at the International Automobile Federation (FIA), has left his role at motorsport’s governing body.


  • Goss is the third senior figure to leave the governing body in the last month
  • Former sporting director Nielsen will be replaced by Tim Malyon, but no replacement has been announced for Goss yet
  • BBC Sport reports Goss is set to join a Formula One team


The FIA has courted controversy in recent months following an investigation into a conflict of interest between Toto and Susie Wolff. This exacerbated existing tensions between Formula One and its governing body, with the resignations in the last month adding fuel to the uncertainty.


FIA single-seater director Nikolas Tombazis said: “We are disappointed to lose a person of Tim’s calibre from the organisation. Tim has played a major part in the technical department and has always operated to the highest level.

“We understand that his career is taking a new direction going forward and we support and respect his desire to pursue another path.”

Coming next:

The start of the Formula One season can’t come soon enough for the FIA, with the racing action sure to distract from the off-track politics. However, with Andretti’s bid to enter the series rumbling in the background, it likely won’t be long until things come to a head once more this year.

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