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Former Red Bull performance engineer announced as new FIA Sporting Director

Tim Malyon announced as new FIA Sporting Director

January 9, 2024

The FIA has announced Tim Malyon as their new Sporting Director for the single-seater division. Malyon is set to replace the outgoing Steve Nielsen. 

Maylon, as FIA Sporting Director, will report to Nikolas Tombazis, the FIA’s Single-Seater Director. He will be taking care of all sporting matters, including the Race Direction and the Remote Operations Centre (ROC) in Geneva.

Maylon previously spent 12 years with Red Bull Racing and had stints at Sauber Motorsport and BMW Motorsport as well. In 2019, he joined the FIA as Head of Research and also held the role of Safety Director in 2021. 

The FIA has also revealed that Tim Goss will be vacating his position of Technical Director, with Niels Wittich set to continue as Race Director.

Speaking about his new role, Tim Maylon said:

I am delighted to be taking on the role of Sporting Director. We have already brought significant change to our Race Direction operation with the support of the ROC and I look forward to taking that to the next level. We are also committed to a broad regulatory review of sporting matters, and I look forward to applying a sharper focus to those efforts in the future.

Nikolas Tombazis, FIA Single-Seater Director, said:

I am excited to welcome Tim to the role of Single-Seater Sporting Director. Tim has a wealth of motorsport experience and expertise at the highest level. He will play a major role as we continue to bring rigour to our sporting and regulatory practices and procedures, and he will drive the innovation we have brought to our Race Control operation. Tim has been pivotal in creating a strong synergy between Race Control and the ROC with the introduction of new technology including artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art data analysis and processing systems. He will continue to oversee advances in that area as well as taking the lead on the evolution of FIA sporting regulations.

Tim Goss, the FIA’s outgoing Technical Director, commented:

It’s been an honour to work as Technical Director at the FIA and to help shape the future of the sport. I take immense pride and satisfaction from the numerous achievements of the Technical Department during my stint at the FIA. The department boasts a number of highly-talented individuals and I believe the organisation is on a firm footing in terms of technical expertise for the tasks which lie ahead – particularly the introduction of the 2026 regulations. I leave with fond memories of my time with the FIA.

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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