F1 »

FIA, GP of America announce further appointments

Both motorsport's governing body and one of F1's newest venues made personnel announcements during day one of the Canadian Grand Prix.
The FIA and the Grand Prix of America both chose the Canadian Grand Prix to reveal changes of personnel within their respective organisations.

The governing body announced that erstwhile director of communications Norman Howell would be leaving his position on 1 July, to be replaced by current international elations advisor Pierre Regent.

Howell has accepted the offer to become vice-president of corporate communications EMEA division at the Ultimate Fighting Championship in London, a role which will allow him to best combine his professional and family life.

He has been with the FIA since January 2010 and has supervised the introduction of a significant digital platform, a re-alignment of print and electronic output, as well as the radical updating of the FIA's brand identity guidelines.

“This has been a wonderful and enriching experience, made all the more special by the great team I had the privilege to work with,” Howell confirmed, “Since Pierre arrived, I have worked closely with him and know he will be an energetic, astute and innovative director of communications.”

Regent, who also holds the position of project manager at the FIA's Action for Road campaign, will combine his new role with that of international relations advisor. He has spent five years working closely with former French president Nicolas Sarkozy as his press and communication adviser as well as being a spokesperson on international affairs, and admits that he is excited by his new responsibilities.

“We have worked closely together since my arrival at the FIA and we share many of the fundamental ideas about modern communications,” he said of his relationship with Howell, “I am also looking forward to leading the Federation's vibrant and hard-working communications department which has operated so well under Norman's stewardship.”

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Marty Hunt has joined the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial organisation as director of race operations and the newest member of the event's senior executive team.

Hunt has worked in raceway operational management for more than 25 years and joins an established team that recently welcomed Long Beach GP founder Chris Pook alongside Leo Hindery, Jr, Dennis Robinson and Dick Goldschmidt.

Most recently, Hunt served as the director of facilities at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, which returned F1 to the USA after a five-year absence in 2012. He previously served as operations manager for the Richard Petty Driving Experience and senior director of facility and operations at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. He also spent nearly ten years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, first as manager of track racing operations and later as director of operations.

"Few people in our sport are as accomplished as Marty Hunt in getting the cars to the starting grid and giving the fans an exciting, safe race," race promoter Hindery said.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
GP of America logo
01.03.2012  FIA Logo
Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing RB12.
28.08.2016. Race
(L to R): Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren with the media.
28.08.2016. Race
(L to R): Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 and second placed Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing in parc ferme.
28.08.2016. Race
Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates in parc ferme as his third placed team mate Lewis Hamilton (GBR) climbs from his Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid.
28.08.2016. Race
Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid leads behind the FIA Safety Car.
28.08.2016. Race
Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates in parc ferme as his third placed team mate Lewis Hamilton (GBR) climbs from his Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid.
28.08.2016. Race
Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates in parc ferme.
28.08.2016. Race
Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid celebrates as he enters parc ferme.
28.08.2016. Race
Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium.
28.08.2016. Race
Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium.
28.08.2016. Race
Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid.
28.08.2016. Race
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12.
28.08.2016. Race
A marshal waves a red flag as the race is stoppd.
28.08.2016. Race
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari with the media.
28.08.2016. Race
Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM09.
28.08.2016. Race
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16.
28.08.2016. Race

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.