Chase Carey

Carey to start the Le Mans 24 Hours race

Chase Carey

Chase Carey, executive chairman of the Formula One group, Chase Carey will be the official starter at the 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Automobile Club de l’Ouest President, Pierre Fillon.

The official Le Mans website stated: “For fans of endurance racing and motorsports in general, this symbolises a meeting of minds, of shared values and a new chapter in the history of motor racing.”

“Head of Formula One since September 2016, Chase Carey brings new impetus to the discipline, focusing on grass-root fans rather than a select élite. In the last ten months he has begun looking further into the future of the discipline, basing his outlook on its glittering past but placing fans at the core of his strategy.”

ACO president Pierre Fillon said: “I am delighted that Chase Carey immediately accepted the invitation to be 2017 race starter. By starting the race side by side, we will be demonstrating the new ties forged between the ACO and Formula One, facilitated by Jean Todt, president of FIA, our partner in the World Endurance Championship.”

“The ACO has always been strongly attached to the passion for endurance racing, its history and above all to the fans, the people who make the discipline what it is.”

“With Chase Carey as head of Formula One, the time has come to work together on the sporting calendar, to ensure fans can follow the Grand Prix and endurance racing seasons and enjoy both disciplines to the full.” concluded Fillon.