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    F1’s governing body, the FIA, have confirmed the appointment of Jan Monchaux as the new Technical Director within their Single-Seater Department.

    Monchaux makes the move after a stint as Sauber’s own Technical Director, holding the position from 2019 until midway through the 2023 season, when James Key arrived as his replacement.

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    In his new role at the FIA, the French-born engineer will supervise the Single-Seater Technical Department, which handles current F1 technical matters, as well as future technical regulations.

    He will report to Nikolas Tombazis, the FIA’s Single-Seater Director.

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    Monchaux, seen here with team CEO Andreas Seidl, had been at Sauber for several years

    “I am very happy to be joining the FIA as Technical Director and look forward to the fresh challenges this role entails,” said Monchaux, who also has experience in endurance racing and DTM.

    “I have worked on the competitors’ side for many years, but now the opportunity to help shape the future of the sport with the governing body is a prospect I relish.”

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    Tombazis added: “I am excited to welcome Jan to the FIA to fulfil an important role in the technical department, and in framing the future regulations of the sport. Jan’s arrival will strengthen our extensive technical expertise.”