DAMS managing director Francois Sicard is reportedly set to affix the FIA to fill a task comparable in scope to a Formulation 1 sporting director.
The findings of the FIA’s report into the controversy of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix final December included a observe that “a brand new F1 sporting director will likely be recruited” – and Motorsport.com report the DAMS boss is ready to take the function in query, though the job description and title are but to be finalised.
The transfer to create the sporting director-style function has come as a part of the FIA’s goal to create a brand new race administration group, dividing the roles beforehand held by Michael Masi within the hope of offering a much less pressured atmosphere from Race Management – exemplified by the appointments of Eduardo Freitas and Niels Wittich to rotate within the function of race director this season.
Sicard, who has overseen 14 title wins in 4 completely different sequence as DAMS boss, is reportedly set to make the transfer which might see him oversee sure operations in not solely Formulation 1 however F2, F3, F4 and Formulation Regional underneath this job’s remit, in response to the report.
DAMS has lengthy been a profitable identify in junior classes and former Marussia and Caterham driver Charles Pic not too long ago took over possession of the group to hold on its involvement in motorsport.
Alex Albon, Nicholas Latifi, Kevin Magnussen, Carlos Sainz and Pierre Gasly are all members of the present grid who’ve labored with Sicard at DAMS sooner or later of their careers.
Sicard has been concerned in high-level motorsport for a few years and though he has not received direct expertise in Formulation 1, he was influential within the creation of the World Collection by Renault earlier than working within the World Endurance Championship and taking up the managing directorship of DAMS a decade in the past.
Sicard’s begin date with the FIA is presently unknown however will seemingly observe a discover interval with DAMS earlier than his new function begins.