Monaco

Last Race: 24th May Monaco

Monaco GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Sebastian Vettel
3 Lewis Hamilton
Canada

Next Race: 07th June Canada

Walker to retire as Aussie chairman

2014-03-21 05:24:00

 RSS

Share:

Walker to retire as Aussie chairman

Ron Walker has announced that he will step down as chairman of the Australian Grand Prix next year.


Walker has been at the helm for two decades and recently agreed a new deal with Bernie Ecclestone for Melbourne to host the Australian GP beyond 2015.

Walker, though, won't be in charge when the new deal comes into effect.

"I'll retire next year, after 20 years (of the Albert Park race)," he told news.com.au.

"I'm 75 this year and it's good governance to let someone fresh take the reins."

Walker has lined up Cricket World Cup chief John Harnden to replace him although the decision still has to get the approval of the Grand Prix Corporation board.

"He has been elected by the board to replace me, so he will take over when I retire next year.

"It's not public knowledge. We haven't made the announcements, because we wanted to continue to do what we do without any fanfare."

Walker is confident that in Harnden he has found the right man for the job.

"That's why I put him on the board, because I wanted him to follow me.

"A man with the knowledge that he has with major events, he's ideally placed... it's a seamless transition."

Model Cara Delevingne meets football star Cristiano Ronaldo

Editor's Picks

Good Race, Bad Race: Monaco

Good Race, Bad Race: Monaco

How fortune can turn on a dime...

PF1's Monaco Conclusions

PF1's Monaco Conclusions

Mercedes gave a lesson on how to screw up a race while Max Verstappen learnt how not to overtake...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

The F1 Strategy Group's latest vision for the sport falls well short of the existential threat to F1: sustainability...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...