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Barclay Elected as Teams Association Chairman

Jaguar team director James Barclay to head Teams and Manufacturers Association…

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Panasonic Jaguar Racing team director James Barclay has been selected as the new chairman of the Formula E Teams and Manufacturers Association (FETAMA), e-racing365 can reveal.

Barclay will be phased into the position between now and the scheduled first round in Riyadh in December, replacing Andretti’s Roger Griffiths in the role.

The Brit was voted to lead the organization during a recent process that included all current ABB FIA Formula E Championship teams.

“I will take up the role over the coming months as there is a degree of phasing in to it,” Barclay told e-racing365.

“We have seen over the first four years of the championship that there is an open and collaborative mentality across all the teams.

“What works well is that we have this transparency amongst the teams and manufacturers to share common interests to make sure that we have a championship that is competitive but has good cost control.”

In addition to the new FETAMA chairmanship, e-racing365 also understands that Mahindra Racing’s Dilbagh Gill will join Griffiths as the two representatives of the Sporting Working Group (SWG).

The SWG will sit at Valencia on Thursday during a commission meeting to discuss a wide-ranging agenda from calendar matters to race weekend schedules.

The Technical Working Group (TWG) will continue to have one representative from each manufacturer.

FETAMA informs the SWG and TWG which in turn refers to the Formula E Committee, comprising Formula E Holdings and the FIA, and the FIA’s Electric and New Energy Championship Commission (ENECC) which is headed by Professor Burkhard Goeschl.

The World Motor Sport Council then validates the groups’ findings and decisions for regulatory ratification.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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