Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cotman To Head Up 2012 Formula

Owner of NZR Consulting, member of the ICONIC committee and former VP of operations and race director for the Champ Car World Series, Tony Cotman, has been been hired on as 'project manager' by the IZOD IndyCar Series to head up the 2012 formula development.

Working with the IZOD IndyCar Series' technical and safety staff, Cotman will be responsible for:

  • Writing technical regulations for both engine and chassis
  • Coordinating with suppliers and manufacturers
  • Communicating with teams
"I understand how important developing the right rules are in a timely manner for this process. Introduction of the new car and engine are not far off, and we have a lot of work to do. Having a strong team and committed chassis and engine partners will make my tasks that much easier. I look forward to developing and implementing rules that will provide opportunities for new manufacturer involvement and increased competition in the 2012 season." - Tony Cotman

"Now that we have unveiled our 2012 car strategy, we need to move swiftly to complete the rules package as we engage potential manufacturers and prepare our teams for the transition. The timing of completing these rules is critical to the development process. By bringing Tony on board to focus solely on the 2012 car, we can let Brian Barnhart and the competition staff focus on completing the current race season while preparing for next year."- Randy Bernard
"Tony is the right guy for the job. In addition to his experience with developing the rules for the introduction of the Panoz chassis in Champ Car, Tony has been a part of the ICONIC Advisory Committee so he has an in-depth knowledge with the car and engine strategy we have set for 2012. Additionally, his experience on both the team and sanctioning body side bring a unique perspective to this process." - Brian Barnhart


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