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FIA thanks Ecclestone and welcomes Liberty

25 January 2017

The FIA has expressed its thanks to former Formula 1 chief, Bernie Ecclestone, for “more than 40 years of dedication” but welcomes the sport’s new owners.

As Liberty Media has acquired Delta Topco, the parent company of Formula 1, the President of the FIA, Jean Todt officially welcomed the new team of owners to the sport.

“As Formula One’s governing body,” Todt said, “the FIA would like to welcome the new CEO, Chase Carey and his entire team to the Championship.”

With former Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone made chairman emeritus of the sport, the FIA issued a brief statement acknowledging Ecclestone’s contributions. “The world governing body of motor sport, the FIA wishes to thank the outgoing CEO of the Formula One Group, Bernie Ecclestone for more than 40 years of dedication to the FIA Formula One World Championship and as a member of both the F1 Commission and World Motor Sport Council.”

With Ecclestone no longer in charge of the sport, Chase Carey has been appointed CEO of Formula 1 with Ross Brawn returning as managing director for motorsports and Sean Bratches joining as managing director of commercial operations.

Todt added: “The whole FIA organisation is looking forward to working closely together, with the common goal of improving and growing the sport further with the support of the highly recognised skills of Liberty Media Corporation in the media and sport domains.”

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