No decision on Whitmarsh's FOTA successor yet

A decision about Martin Whitmarsh's successor as FOTA chairman has not yet been taken, the McLaren team boss has insisted. At Spa-Francorchamps last weekend, it was reported that Briton Whitmarsh will be replaced as head of the teams'...

A decision about Martin Whitmarsh's successor as FOTA chairman has not yet been taken, the McLaren team boss has insisted.

At Spa-Francorchamps last weekend, it was reported that Briton Whitmarsh will be replaced as head of the teams' organisation by Williams' Adam Parr.

The Italian report also said Toro Rosso's Franz Tost will succeed Whitmarsh's current deputy Stefano Domenicali.

But a report in the Portuguese language Globe Esporte insists that Whitmarsh's tenure will not end until the end of the year.

However, Globo said it is likely that the next FOTA chairman will represent an independent team, meaning that Williams' Parr is a likely candidate.

"My mandate runs until the end of the year," Whitmarsh is quoted as saying.

"A vote is likely to happen between November and December," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Martin Whitmarsh
Teams McLaren , Toro Rosso , Williams