Gian Carlo Minardi, founding father of the eponymous F1 crew that subsequently morphed into Toro Rosso then AlphaTauri, has been elected President of the FIA Single-Seater Fee.
Beginning out as a competitor in Hill Climb and Rallying within the late 60s, Minardi switched to administration by operating groups in System Italia. He ultimately took his profitable System Two operation into F1 in 1985 the place an engine provide partnership with Ferrari adopted.
The Minardi title featured in System 1 till it was acquired by Paul Stoddart in 2001. The crew ultimately morphed into Toro Rosso and has been generally known as Alpha Tauri since 2020. It nonetheless operates from the unique Minardi crew base in Faenza.
On the Minardi crew, Minardi formed the careers of a lot of System One drivers together with Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli, Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso.
He’s President of the Vehicle Membership d’Italia (ACI) Land Velocity Information Fee since 2004.
In 2020, Minardi was elected President of the Autdodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, the positioning of subsequent weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Minardi will oversee a Single-Seater Fee which has been instrumental in reshaping the FIA’s junior racing portfolio whereas introducing progressive applied sciences and improved security measures lately.
“I warmly welcome the election of Gian Carlo Minardi as FIA Single-Seater Fee President,” stated FIA President, Mohammed Ben Sulayem. “He’s a significant determine in motor sport. I sit up for working with him to additional develop the Single-Seater pyramid around the globe.”