FIA names new Formula 1 doctor

FIA LogoThe FIA has named a successor for Formula One’s departed doctor Gary Hartstein.

We reported last week that, with American Hartstein’s contract not renewed for 2013, the F1 governing body had picked a successor.

He is UK-based Dr Ian Roberts, a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care, best known as the chief medical officer of the British Grand Prix venue, Silverstone.

He will be in charge when the season gets underway with the opening round in Australia starting on 15 March in Melbourne. (GMM)

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