FIA President Jean Todt says he is still keen to appoint a dedicated Formula 1 commissioner to oversee the running of the World Championship, but will not hurry the choice.
Creating the role of commissioner to work with all the F1 stakeholders to improve the sport was a key part of Todt's manifesto prior to his election. Although there has been no announcement about the role since then, Todt said work to find a suitable figure was under way – but that the process could not be hurried.
"I must say I am always very ambitious about the profile of the people working with me, and it is not very easy to find the right profile considering that the FIA has limited facilities, [and] limited budgets," Todt explained. "So, we need to find somebody who is willing to give his time, with his capacity, almost free of charge. It is something that makes the choice more difficult but we are at quite a good point, and for me I prefer to wait a few months and have the profile I want to find rather than rush to fill the position.
"At the moment it gives us a bit more to do, but we still manage to do what we feel has to be done for the present time, and the idea is absolutely not forgotten, it is just a question of time."