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#1 AustinF1

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 18:32

I remember seeing this story when it broke, but it seems to have flown under the radar here and elsewhere.
 
FIA appoints F1 Commissioner to help lead improvements
 
 
The FIA has appointed an F1 Commissioner to help with its strategies and improvements in grand prix racing, Motorsport.com has learned.
 
Former F1 journalist Dieter Rencken, who has been working as an advisor to FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem for several months, will take up the role with immediate effect.
 
It is understood that Rencken will report directly to Ben Sulayem, and he has been tasked with assisting in the formulation and implementation of improvements for F1 on behalf of the governing body. The FIA is a separate organisation to F1's commercial rights holders FOM.
 
He will furthermore help with discussions over the framing of the new Concorde Agreement, the document by which F1 is run, which is expected to come into force in 2026.
 
The idea of the FIA having a dedicated commissioner for F1 was something that has been talked about several times in the past, with previous FIA president Jean Todt making it part of his manifesto when he first took office in 2009.
 
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I did a search but found nothing about this move. Apologies if it's already been posted!
 
 
 


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#2 H0R

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 18:42

I didn't even know that Rencken teamed up with the FIA. That's ... unexpected. I used to hold him in high regards.



#3 SophieB

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 18:46

I hadn’t heard about this either. Sounds like a good appointment to me!



#4 messy

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 19:08

Seeing this thread I was initially a bit concerned - thankfully no need! I like him. I think he’s a good fit for that role.

#5 loki

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 19:19

I thought it would be a link to a story along the lines of “if I were in charge here’s what I’d do”.  I sure bringing a journo in will please the teams to no end.   :rotfl: Good for him.  Now let’s get Ted in there as the liaison between the FIA for Red Bull and Mercedes…



#6 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 20:00

It was on Autosport as an article as well.



#7 FLB

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 20:04

Wasn't he the one who broke the story about the leak of the budget cap breaks last year?



#8 P123

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 20:17

He knows all the people, and the inner workings of the sport... a slight leap from journalism though.



#9 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 20:30

I always liked him, some years ago (which may be between several and many) when he was still writing the occasional article for Autosport I wrote to him in some sort of regard, got a nice personal reply back, addressing whatever my point was, which I appreciated a lot - Think had 2 exchanges.



#10 Primo

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 20:55

So most of you don't actually read Autosport? ;)



#11 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 21:01

So most of you don't actually read Autosport?  ;)

 

Seems a lot do not, I read it every day.



#12 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 21:01

Ohh and had to go see, I was communicatiing with Rencken in 2013, and twice in 2015.



#13 ARTGP

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 21:10

He knows all the people, and the inner workings of the sport... a slight leap from journalism though.

 

iirc, Norbert Haug also came from journalism. 



#14 AustinF1

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 21:46

So most of you don't actually read Autosport?  ;)

 

Seems a lot do not, I read it every day.

I do, but the only reason I even saw this story was becasue Motorsport sent it to my email. But doesn't Motorsport own Autosport anyway? They also often run carbon copies of each other's stories which is the case with this particular story. Seems like a non-issue to me, but ymmv.


Edited by AustinF1, 05 December 2023 - 06:20.


#15 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 22:46

I do, but the only reason I even saw this story was becasue Motorsport sent it to my email. But doesn't Motorsport own Autosport anyway? They also often run carbon copies of each other's stories which is the case with thi particular story. Seems like a non-issue to me, but ymmv.

 

It is a non-story, think Primo mean here we are hosted and owned by Autosport THE Autoracing magazine, yet seems many do not read it - Having said that, I am a card carrying member of Autosport, and very very rarely read Motorsport.



#16 Risil

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 23:01

Nice

#17 loki

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 23:46

He knows all the people, and the inner workings of the sport... a slight leap from journalism though.

Indeed but maybe they need someone outside to look in.



#18 Brian60

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 08:37

Jobs for the boys? or in this case Ben Sulayems advisor!



#19 F1 Mike

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 13:35

A good appointment in my opinion. He has very deep knowledge of the sport and is passionate about fair competition.

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#20 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 13:36

I always found his writings a bit too doom and gloom but the bloke knows the sport inside out and probably has a good external perspective.

#21 Sterzo

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 14:57

At the risk of encouraging conspiracy theories, Rencken (along with Christian Sylt) has been strong in analysing the financial side of the sport. Maybe a good man to have if you're plotting a battle with the rip-off merchants who exploit the spectators.



#22 TennisUK

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 21:40

Rencken is a lot more credible than Sylt.

I do wonder how Dieter is feeling in his new job in the context of the Wolff affair.

#23 Dolph

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Posted 09 December 2023 - 13:59

"Dieter Rencken Suzie Wolff love affair shocker".