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2013-01-07 09:53

THE DOCTOR IS IN...ER, OUT: The FIA have selected a new, as yet unamed, F1 doctor for the 2013 F1 season to replace Gary Hartstein (right) who succeeded the late Prof. Sid Watkins (left).

The FIA has selected a successor to ousted Formula 1 doctor Gary Hartstein.

Hartstein, groomed by the late Proffessor Sid Watkins to succeed him in 2005, admitted he was furious the Jean Todt-led FIA had decided not to renew his contract.

Hartstein took to Twitter to voice his frustrations: "I might launch a crusade to get some answers, or get my f***ing job back, or let the world know what's really going on on the medical side of the FIA."

'NAME STILL A SECRET'

Switzerland's Speed Week reports that Hartstein's successor has been selected.

"The name is still a secret," read the report.

Speed Week added that "even a push by the formula one drivers in favour of the Belgian-domiciled American (Hartstein) was apparently fruitless".

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