Minardi Formulation 1 staff founder Gian Carlo Minardi has been elected FIA single seater fee president by the World Motor Sport Council.
Minardi steps into the place occupied by FIA secretary common of sport, Peter Bayer, who assumed caretaker management of the FIA’s single-seater fee after former F1 race director Michael Masi was changed within the position.
After founding the eponymous Minardi F1 staff that entered the world championship in 1985, Minardi competed as staff proprietor and staff principal till 2001, the place he offered the outfit to Australian businessman Paul Stoddart. Stoddart saved the Minardi identify within the sport till he offered the staff to Pink Bull in 2005. The tender drink producer rebranded it as Toro Rosso and the staff at present competes in Formulation 1 as AlphaTauri, nonetheless utilizing its authentic base within the Italian metropolis of Faenza.
Since 2020, Minardi has additionally served as president of the Imola circuit, which Formulation 1 returned to in 2020 and the place subsequent weekend’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix will happen.
FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem stated he “warmly welcomed” the election of Minardi because the organisation’s new president of the single-seater fee.
“He’s a significant determine in motorsport,” Ben Sulayem stated. “I look ahead to working with him to additional develop the single-seater pyramid world wide.”
As single-seater fee president, Minardi will oversee all single-seater motorsport sequence sanctioned by the FIA – together with Formulation 1, Formulation 2, the FIA Formulation 3 championship and regional F3 sequence, all Formulation 4 championships and extra.
Masi was changed in his position as single-seater fee president throughout an investigation by Bayer into the controversial conclusion to the 2022 Formulation 1 world championship in Abu Dhabi. It was later confirmed Masi wouldn’t proceed within the position of F1 race director both, and the position is now shared by Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas.
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