After eight years at the FIA as Head of F1 Communications and Media Delegate for the Formula 1 World Championship, Matteo Bonciani has elected to step back from this role. He will become a consultant within the FIA.
Based at the FIA’s headquarters in Paris, Bonciani attended more than 150 consecutive FIA Formula One World Championship Grands Prix at which he was responsible for FIA communications relating to the Federation’s flagship single-seater championship. As well as liaising with media and managing media center, Bonciani was also active in maintaining links, in terms of Communications, with the sports team and the series promoter.
Acting Formula 1, Olivier FISCH, Director of Communications for the FIA, and Tom Wood, former FIA Formula E Championship Media Delegate, have been in place at the races since the start of the 2019 season.
FIA President Jean Todt said: "I would like to thank Matteo for his commitment over the past number of year in promoting the role of the FIA and in accompanying journalists in their media coverage of the FIA most prestigious championship, which is the pinnacle of motor sport”.
Matteo Bonciani said: "After nearly a decade with the FIA and eight years living on the road with Formula One, the time has come for me to slow down and seek a new challenge. It has been a real privilege to work with some of the world's great minds across sport, engineering, technology, and the media. My F1 colleagues have become a second family; I will miss every member".
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