FIA announce restructuring of single-seater division

The FIA have introduced a restructuring of the single-seater division that covers sequence together with Method 1.

F1’s governing physique has created a brand new construction with new technical and sporting administrators to supervise the ladder from the junior sequence proper as much as Grand Prix racing.

Nikolas Tombazis (beneath proper) – the previous Benetton, McLaren and Ferrari engineer – has been promoted to Single Seater Director, along with his remit inserting him answerable for F1’s technical issues, because the FIA are answerable for creating the game’s rulebook.

Concurrently, an all-new Sporting Director function has been created, with Steve Nielsen (beneath left) set to take up these obligations from an analogous place at F1 itself.

On this function, Race Administrators, equivalent to Niels Wittich, will report on to former Williams Sporting Director Nielsen.

Different new FIA appointments embrace Tim Goss taking up the function of Technical Director beforehand held by Tombazis, and Federico Lodi turning into the director answerable for F1’s new monetary rules, after having served in an analogous function with Toro Rosso.

FIA in ‘greatest place’ to maneuver ahead – Ben Sulayem

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem mentioned the brand new appointments mirrored the organisation’s want to enhance the governance of F1.

“We now have devoted a whole lot of effort and time to creating important, knowledgeable adjustments to our Method 1 group to create the proper construction with the proper folks to supervise the longer term regulation of the game,” mentioned Ben Sulayem.

“By growing and empowering folks inside our organisation, in addition to bringing in experience and expertise from the surface, I’m assured that we’re in the most effective place doable to maneuver ahead along with our companions at FOM and the Method 1 groups.”

Tombazis expressed his gratitude at his promotion. “I’m excited and honoured to be taking up this new place throughout the FIA, and really grateful to the President for the belief he’s demonstrating in direction of me,” he mentioned.

“We now have a gaggle of extraordinarily proficient and devoted individuals who work flat out to ship the extent of regulation that Method 1 calls for and deserves, and I totally imagine this new construction will take our assets to the subsequent degree and permit us to make continuous enhancements.”

Tombazis is one in all a number of ex-Ferrari staff to have been appointed to a senior administrative function associated to F1’s governance, with Stefano Domenicali presently CEO of F1, and Ross Brawn having served as Managing Director till his current retirement.

Moreover, former Ferrari Crew Principal Jean Todt lately stepped down after an eight-year spell as FIA President.

Leave a Comment