It was announced last week that Chase Carey, who has been leading CEO of Formula One since early 2017, will step down at the end of the year, replacing former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.
After the arrival of the 66-year-old American businessman Domenicali, he will continue to work in an advisory role as president. He told Sky Sports in the UK that he would try to help his successor in everything:
“I’ll want to help, but I don’t want to be in the way, so we’ll figure out how to get it on the go. I will not leave completely, but in the future I will only have a helping role, decisions will have to be made by Stefano. ”
“Of course, we discussed what challenges, what opportunities lie ahead, what the priorities might be. I think we’re seeing similarly what direction Formula 1 should go, but in the end, he’ll decide what he thinks is right, and that’s okay anyway. ”
Carey took over F1 as a member of a triumvirate in early 2017, assisted in economic and marketing matters by Sean Bratches, also an “F1 virgin” – he left in January this year – while Ross Brawn was in charge of sports affairs. The American has really enjoyed the last four years:
“It was great. It was clearly different than anything I had dealt with before. I had a nice career in the media world and F1 was amazing too. It’s an amazing sport with incredible participants who do incredible things with a great past. It was great to be a part of it. ”
“Yes, this year has been a dragging year, but we have a beautiful future ahead of us and Stefano’s arrival is very exciting. He will be able to pick up the rhythm immediately, know F1, know the actors, and continue to build on the foundations we have created. ”