NOVEMBER 5, 2008

Craw to be new FIA Deputy President

America's Nick Craw (62) will be nominated as the new FIA Deputy President at the General Assembly this week. The head of the Automobile Competition Committee for the United States (ACCUS), which governs US racing on behalf of the FIA, Craw has a stellar career behind him. A graduate of Princeton University with a Master's degree from Harvard Business School, he raced in the 1960s and 1970s enjoying success in both Formula Atlantic and in touring car racing. He ran his own Scorpio Racing Enterprises business but in the 1970s was involved with the Peace Corps, and became its director in 1973-1974. He went on to become the president and chief executive officer of the Sports Car Club of America for 17 years. Craw became the SCCA's delegate to ACCUS, served a term as vice president and was chairman of the National Motorsports Council. He then departed to become head of US Sailing. He became head of ACCUS in 2005 when he joined the FIA World Council.

A highly-respected figure, the appointment of Craw is a good sign for the FIA.