The 74-year-old Italian founder and CEO of former F1 team Minardi Formula One Team, Gian Carlo Minardi, has been elected President of the FIA Single Seater Commission following an electronic vote during the last session of the FIA World Motor Sport Council. This post was previously held by Michael Masi, who was temporarily replaced by Peter Bayer.
After Carlos’ election, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem congratulated him with the words: I very much welcome the election of Gian Carlo Minardi as President of the FIA Single Seater Commission. He is an important figure in motorsport. I look forward to working with him to further develop the single seater pyramid worldwide.
The Minardi Formula One Team was dissolved in 2005 and taken over by Red Bull, who renamed it the Toro Rosso F1 Team, which served as Red Bull’s junior team. Just a few years ago, Red Bull’s sister team was called Toro Rosso and was renamed Scuderia AlphaTauri in 2020.
The life of Gian Carlo Minardi in motorsport
Gian Carlo, a senior and a household name in the sport, seems like the right choice for the growth of the singles championship. His new role at the FIA will require him to oversee the F1, F2, F3 and other individual driver championships that fall within the FIA’s purview.
Gian Carlos Team Minardi competed from 1985 to 2005, taking part in a total of 340 races and earning 38 points under the older points system. After the buyout by Red Bull, 2020 was their most successful year with 107 points and a win at Monza.
He is also credited with introducing Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber to F1. Alonso later won two championships with Renault and Weber finished second three times in 2015 and won the FIA WEC.
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