Scammell to head Cosworth Racing

DICK SCAMMELL, the former boss of Cosworth Racing, is to get his old job back when Ford completes its purchase of the company from current owners Audi AG. The deal is expected to be completed within the next few days and Scammell, who was ousted in 1996, will return as interim managing-director of the company. The 60-year-old Cosworth veteran is not expected to keep the job for long as Ford has plans to appoint a new high-flyer from Ford Europe as soon as he can be released from his current position.

There are also changes coming in the top management at Ford in Detroit with Jac Nasser to become President and chief executive on January 1, replacing current incumbent Alex Trotman, who is to retire. William Clay Ford Jr. will become non-executive chairman of the company. The changes in Dearborn are likely to add impetus to Ford's ambitions in the sport as Trotman was never very enthusiastic about racing while Nasser is currently pushing hard to make Ford successful in F1, rallying and touring car racing.

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