Jean Alesi is the new president of the Paul-Ricard circuit in Le Castellet
Former French driver Jean Alesi is the new president of the Paul-Ricard circuit of the structure located in Le Castellet (southeast) on Wednesday, in the context of the withdrawal of the French Grand Prix from the Formula 1 calendar. .
“Circuit Paul-Ricard marked the beginning of my career and confirmed my passion for motorsport. Thinking back to the years when I was a young driver, I never imagined that I would hold this position years later, this period is connected with my destiny.“The former Ferrari driver, now 58 years old, said in his statement.
He was at Le Castellet First start in Formula 1 in 1989On the occasion of the French Grand Prix.
Back on the calendar in 2018, ten years after the last edition at Magny-Cours near Nevers, the French GP took place at the Paul-Ricard circuit in Le Castellet until last year. But the contract with F1 was not extended this year. Jean Alesi has been the ambassador of the Paul-Ricard circuit since 2017. His role today will be to bring his expertise to the development of the circuit and future programs at Paul-Ricard.
Jean Alesi takes up his new duties as the new President of the Circuit Paul Ricard together with the Managing Director of the Circuit Paul Ricard, Stéphane Clair.