Minardi Formulation one workforce founder Gian Carlo Minardi has been elected FIA solitary seater fee president by the Planet Motor Activity Council.
Minardi techniques into the placement occupied by FIA secretary basic of activity, Peter Bayer, who assumed caretaker management of the FIA’s solitary-seater fee soon after previous F1 race director Michael Masi was changed in the part.
Just after founding the eponymous Minardi F1 workforce that entered the globe championship in 1985, Minardi competed as workforce operator and workforce principal right until 2001, where by he offered the outfit to Australian businessman Paul Stoddart. Stoddart held the Minardi identify in the activity right until he offered the workforce to Crimson Bull in 2005. The smooth consume company rebranded it as Toro Rosso and the workforce at present competes in Formulation one as AlphaTauri, nevertheless making use of its first foundation in the Italian town of Faenza.
Considering the fact that 2020, Minardi has also served as president of the Imola circuit, which Formulation one returned to in 2020 and where by future weekend’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix will choose position.
FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem explained he “warmly welcomed” the election of Minardi as the organisation’s new president of the solitary-seater fee.
“He is a important determine in motorsport,” Ben Sulayem explained. “I glimpse ahead to doing the job with him to more acquire the solitary-seater pyramid close to the globe.”
As solitary-seater fee president, Minardi will oversee all solitary-seater motorsport collection sanctioned by the FIA – which include Formulation one, Formulation two, the FIA Formulation three championship and regional F3 collection, all Formulation four championships and far more.
Masi was changed in his part as solitary-seater fee president for the duration of an investigation by Bayer into the controversial summary to the 2022 Formulation one globe championship in Abu Dhabi. It was afterwards verified Masi would not proceed in the part of F1 race director both, and the part is now shared by Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas.
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