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Former F1 doctor slams FIA

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."


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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