Ex-Red Bull engineer Tim Malyon has been appointed as Sporting Director within the FIA’s Single-Seater Department. He will oversee Formula 1’s Race Director, among other duties.
The FIA announced that former Red Bull engineer Tim Malyon has been appointed as Sporting Director within the FIA’s Single-Seater Department.
He will replace former Sporting Director Steve Nielsen, who left the FIA in December of 2023.
In his new role, Malyon will oversee all sporting matters including Race Director, the Remote Operations Centre (ROC) in Geneva, and will report to FIA Single-Seater Director Nikolas Tombazis.
Malyon has been working for Red Bull for 12 years, before moving to Sauber Motorsport in 2015.
Although this piece of news is not directly related to Mercedes, it is still an intriguing piece of information, especially in light of the controversial finish of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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In that race Max Verstappen managed to beat Lewis Hamilton for the world championship, after race director Michael Masi ignored and altered the rules which govern the use of the Safety Car.
He was then replaced by two race directors Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas, who officiated F1 races in 2022. In 2023 Wittich has been names as the sole race director.
As already mentioned, the role will now be overseen by Malyon.