FIA Deputy Race Director Laurent Mekies To Join Ferrari Technical Team
Today, it was announced that Laurent Mekies has been signed by Ferrari and will be joining the Technical Team, reporting to the Technical Director – Mattia Binotto but not right away.
It’s expected that Laurent Mekies will remain in his current role as the FIA Deputy Race Director up until the end of June and will then step down from all F1 duties before joining the Scuderia Ferrari team on 20th September.
Laurent Mekies joined the FIA as a Safety Director back in 2014 and then took on his current role of Deputy Race Director in 2016 – reporting to Race Director, Charlie Whiting.
This comes after the FIA announced that former Ferrari Chief Designer, Nikolas Tombazis had joined as their new head of single-seater technical matters.
As mentioned above, Laurent Mekies will remain in his role with the FIA up until June but – “will immediately cease all Formula 1 duties and will no longer be involved in any Formula 1 matter, stepping down from his role as deputy F1 Director with immediate effect.“