The FIA has been quietly tweaking its organigrams in preparation for the season ahead but the news that Marcin Budkowski has been given a new title does not mean that Charlie Whiting is being shown the door. Whiting’s official title these days is Director of Formula 1, in addition to being Race Director and this means that Budkowski (recently-named Head of the Formula One Technical Department) and Safety Director (now also Deputy Race Director) Laurent Mekies still report to him, as does Jo Bauer, the FIA Formula 1 Technical Delegate. Having said that, it is also good housekeeping for the federation to have properly experienced individuals being prepared for future roles in the sport because there will come a day when Whiting will retire, so it is prudent to have others ready to step in. Charlie is now 64 and will be 65 in the autumn. Herbie Blash, who recently stood down as Deputy Race Director, is 68 so it is clear that the FIA does not have rigid requirements with regard to retirement. Jean Todt, for example, is 71 and he is showing no signs of giving up his role, indeed he is expected to stand for re-election as FIA President again this year, which will mean he will still be in the job at 75.