Martin Whitmarsh is set to succeed Luca di Montezemolo as the executive chairman of the formula one teams association FOTA.

Martin Whitmarsh is set to succeed Luca di Montezemolo as the executive chairman of the formula one teams association FOTA.

The Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat said the McLaren team principal was selected after Ferrari president Montezemolo decided to step down, and FOTA vice-chairman John Howett's team Toyota withdrew from F1.

Whitmarsh's promotion and Howett's departure also means new chairmen for the sporting regulations and commercial development committees will need to be selected.

 

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