Jaguar group director James Barclay will succeed BMW Andretti’s Roger Griffiths as chairman of the renamed Formulation E Groups and Producers Affiliation.
Motorsport.com revealed on the season 4 FE finale in New York that Griffiths – the BMW group boss – would step down from the function after overseeing the organisation for 2 seasons, with Barclay elected as his alternative.
“The Formulation E Groups and Producers Affiliation because it’s now recognized is a crucial physique within the sense that it permits us to verify we’re aligned on key strategic aims from a group and producer perspective,” mentioned Barclay.
“We put our suggestions ahead to Formulation E and the FIA – we have now a terrific collaborative atmosphere in Formulation E, it’s one of many stuff you hear folks speak about very often and it genuinely is true.
“The groups are very open and collaborative when it comes to the most important points, serving to in the case of controlling the know-how we’re , managing prices.
“We work carefully collectively, in order that’s what the [FETAMA] group is essentially there to do.”
Initially fashioned forward of FE’s inaugural season in 2014/15 as FETA, the organisation was first led by Mahindra Racing group boss Dilbagh Gill earlier than Griffiths took over for seasons three and 4.
“Dilbagh was the primary chairman,” mentioned Barclay. “Roger has had that function for a few years now – so we do sort of rotate and there’s a voting course of that we undergo.
“Roger determined that his tenure was on the level the place he was prepared at hand over the baton – we had a vote and the blokes requested me to do it.
“So I’m more than pleased step into that function. All of us have a accountability to do it sooner or later I’d say, so I tackle that baton for in all probability the subsequent few years.”
Griffiths will stay as a member of FE’s Sporting Working Group, which stories to the championship organisers and the FIA concerning technical and sporting issues.