Legendary F1 team boss takes on new senior role with the FIA

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A former group proprietor has taken over a job with F1's governing physique to take care of the assorted junior classes under the highest echelon.

					Legendary F1 team boss takes on new senior role with the FIA


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The FIA have introduced that Giancarlo Minardi has been elected to turn out to be the President of their Single-Seater Fee.

Minardi will change Bob Fernley, the previous Power India group boss, within the function – a place additionally as soon as occupied by now-F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.

The 74-year-old was elected after an e-voting course of amongst members of the World Motor Sport Council.

Minardi was elected as President of the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Imola) in 2020, and in addition serves because the President of the Car Membership d’Italia Land Velocity Information Fee.

His new FIA function will contain him overseeing the Single-Seater Fee, with a main give attention to reshaping the FIA’s junior racing portfolio in addition to “introducing progressive applied sciences and security measures”.

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem celebrated Minardi’s arrival on the governing physique, saying: “I
warmly welcome the election of Giancarlo Minardi as FIA Single-Seater
Fee President.

“He’s a serious determine in motorsport [and] I look
ahead to working with him to additional develop the Single-Seater pyramid
around the globe.”

Minardi's main contributions to motorsport

Minardi started his motorsport profession within the late-Sixties, racing in hillclimbs and rallying, earlier than switching to administration in nationwide motorsport in Italy.

Build up a profitable Method 2 group, Minardi entered Method 1 in 1985 and received many followers because of the outfit’s everlasting standing as a low-key underdog.

Minardi had been purchased out by Paul Stoddart in 2001, retaining the identical identify till 2005. Stoddart’s funding within the group had little affect on their competitiveness, and it took till Pink Bull’s buy of the group in 2006 for his or her fortunes to begin enhancing.

The group flourished as Toro Rosso, scoring their first victory with Sebastian Vettel in 2008, and Pink Bull renamed it to AlphaTauri forward of the 2020 season. They’ve since scored one other victory, courtesy of Pierre Gasly.

The AlphaTauri group proceed to function from the identical Faenza manufacturing unit that Minardi established within the mid-Eighties.

Minardi additionally gave a number of drivers their first possibilities in Method 1, together with Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli, Mark Webber and present Alpine racer Fernando Alonso.

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					Legendary F1 team boss takes on new senior role with the FIA

					Legendary F1 team boss takes on new senior role with the FIA


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