FIA not renewing F1 doctor Hartstein’s contract
15 November, 2012
The 57-year-old American, who had worked alongside the late Sid Watkins since 1997, replaced the retiring Briton altogether in 2005.
Dr Hartstein wrote on Twitter: “Have just been informed that president of the FIA and president of FIA medical commission have decided not to renew my contract.
“Brazil will therefore be my 247th and last F1 grand prix. It’s been a life-changing experience and something I’ll never forget.”
He added: “Not sure about the ‘why’s’ of the decision, but not down to me to know.”
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