After eight years as Head of F1 Communications and Media Delegate for Formula One, Matteo Bonciani has elected to step back from this role.

Based at the FIA's headquarters in Paris, Bonciani attended more than 150 consecutive FIA Formula One World Championship Grands Prix at which he was responsible for FIA communications relating to the Federation's flagship single-seater championship.

As well as liaising with media and managing media centre, Bonciani was also active in maintaining links, in terms of Communications, with the sports team and the series promoter. He will become a consultant within the FIA.

Olivier Fisch, Director of Communications for the FIA, and Tom Wood, former FIA Formula E Championship Media Delegate, have been in place at the races since the start of the 2019 season.

FIA President Jean Todt said, "I would like to thank Matteo for his commitment over the past number of year in promoting the role of the FIA and in accompanying journalists in their media coverage of the FIA most prestigious championship, which is the pinnacle of motor sport."