There is a big news coming in from the Formula One circuit. The FIA President Mohammad Ben Sulayem on Wednesday (9 February) revealed that he’ll be stepping down from overlooking the day-to-day working of the motorsport arena. This thus states that the head of the motorsport’s governing body has decided to step down from the position of F1 operations.
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The FIA added that the President’s decision has been in talks since long now. Ben Sulayem is reportedly set to have sent a letter to F1 team bosses in which he decided to relinquish the hands on running of the governing body. As reported by SkySports, in the letter he said, “My objective was to be a non-executive president via the recruitment of a team of professional managers, which has now been largely completed.”
“Therefore, going forward, your day-to-day contact for all matters on F1 will be with Nikolas (Tombazis, Director of single-seater racing) and his team, while I focus on strategic matters with my leadership team,” his statement further read.
In the letter, the 61-year-old thus confirmed that he will continue to look at the strategic part at the helm while FIA single-seater boss Nikolas Tombazis will take over the F1 Operations role from the 2023 season.
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