“A new era has begun for the FIA..” Ben Sulayem reshapes organizational structure amid F1 spectacle

Formula 1 will enter a new era with the 2022 season. The sport will bring new regulations and rules to bring the competition closer together and introduce a budget cap for teams. Not only F1 but its governing body is also preparing to overhaul its structure. FIA’s new president, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, said the organization would introduce three new working groups.

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These three new working groups were on the agenda of the new FIA president as he plans to modernize the governing body. The first working group will work with the president while the second will deal with governance. The third working group will focus on the financial aspect of the organization.

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A new era has begun for the FIA: Sulayem

Ben Sulayem became FIA ​​president in December after succeeding Jean Todt. The overhaul of the FIA ​​is the first big step he took under his presidency.

“A new era has begun for the FIA, through the creation of a governance framework based on openness and international diversity. This is a key pillar of our strategy and I extend my heartfelt thanks to the Global Board members who endorsed the changes,” said Ben Sulayem.

Formula One F1 – New FIA President press conference – Paris, France – December 17, 2021 New FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem during the press conference REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

“The responsibility and authority of the World Board, which emanates from our members, will be increased. A more effective oversight model will be designed, stakeholder priorities will be aligned and a cost-effective and accountable operation of the FIA ​​will be ensured.

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To achieve these objectives, the federation’s governing bodies and administration will work closely together to make the FIA ​​the global voice of motor sport and mobility. said Ben Sulayem.

Well, it is certainly a big change from the old regime established by Ben Sulayem. It is good to see that the organization is gearing up for an overhaul of this magnitude. Let’s wait to see how this new modernized structure works.

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