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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  • Venezia

    So what this doctor knows is too just let people sleep. Crap. F1 would be too boring anyways without The Schumeister!

  • Chris

    Gary Hartstein who he’s replacing is an anaethetist so it’s replacing like for like.

  • michaelprescottmacarthur

    Venezia: it’s alot more complicated than that.
    I’m a nurse whose worked in critical care and anesthesia while in the middle east and trust me, it’s not just putting people to sleep and watching them while they do that. the anesthesia and critical care background will serve this doc well in this new role. It’s not like he’s new to racing anyway.