FIA hire ex Sauber engineer as technical director

FIA hire ex Sauber engineer as technical director

FIA hire ex Sauber engineer as technical director

The FIA, Formula 1’s governing body has appointed former Sauber technical director Jan Monchaux to the same role within their single seater department.

The role will see the French-born engineer supervising a unit at the FIA that handles current Formula 1 technical matters and future regulations.

The FIA said in a statement: “In his role, Monchaux will supervise the Single-Seater Technical Department, which handles current Formula 1 technical matters, as well as future technical regulations, and will report to Nikolas Tombazis, the FIA’s Single-Seater Director.

“Monchaux has a long and distinguished career in Formula 1, LMP1 and DTM, with the most recent position being that of Technical Director with the Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber team,” the statement concluded.

“I have worked on the competitors’ side for many years, but now the opportunity to help shape the future of the sport with the governing body is a prospect I relish,” said Monchaux in a statement on Tuesday.

Tombazis commented: “I am excited to welcome Jan to the FIA to fulfil an important role in the technical department, and in framing the future regulations of the sport. Jan’s arrival will strengthen our extensive technical expertise.”

The FIA’s previous technical director Tim Goss left less than a year after being appointed and is due to start at Red Bull’s Visa Cash App RB team in October as chief technical officer. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, Additional reporting by GrandPrix247)