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LONDON (Reuters) - Former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali will replace Chase Carey as Formula One's chief executive from January next year, the sport's commercial rights holders Liberty Media announced on Friday.
Carey, who replaced Bernie Ecclestone in 2017 when U.S.-based Liberty took over the sport, will move to the role of non-executive chairman.
Former Ferrari chief to replace Carey as F1 CEO: reports
Former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is set to become the new CEO of Formula One after leaving the Italian team earlier than expected, media reports said Wednesday. The 55-year-old Italian is to replace Chase Carey, who has been in charge since US group Liberty Media took over the sport in 2017, according to the BBC and Autosport. While Formula One officials would not confirm the appointment of Domenicali, senior sources in F1 told the BBC it was a done deal.The news -- which will also see American Carey remain as chairman in some form -- has been communicated to the team bosses.
Domenicali, 55, is currently chairman and chief executive of Italian sportscar maker Lamborghini. He also serves as head of the governing FIA's single-seater commission.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Christian Radnedge)
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Toto Wolff: Domenicali is "a very, very good choice" for Formula 1 .
Gallery: In pictures: The restart crash at the Formula 1 race in Mugello (Motorsport-Total.com) Mercedes -Team boss Toto Wolff is satisfied with the new boss of Formula 1 and talks about why he didn't take the job himself Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is convinced that Stefano Domenicali as future CEO of Formula 1 is the best choice .