Senior Lotus F1 Team executives join the Black Book Race Forum line-up

Posted by | June 19, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

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Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi and chief marketing officer Christian Vine are the latest senior industry figures to join the debate at the Black Book Race Forum on Thursday 3rd July in London.

Gastaldi, who took up his position in March and has a wealth of motorsport experience, and Vine will both be speaking at the inaugural event, offering their perspective on the major business and commercial challenges facing Formula One in 2014.

Nick Meacham, Managing Director of SportsPro Media, the company behind theBlack Book, said: “We look forward to welcoming Federico and Christian to the Race Forum. Their perspective is unrivalled – Lotus have won races in each of the past two seasons and have established themselves as one of the most forward-thinking teams on the grid. Our thanks to the team for their support.

Gastaldi and Vine join the likes of Motorsport Industry Association chief Chris Aylett and Sauber F1 Team’s sponsorship and acquisitions manager Heike Grünwald as speakers at the Black Book Race Forum, a one-day motorsport business conference which forms part of London Race Week.

The event will take place at the Artillery Garden, in the heart of the City of London. For more information, simply email or to secure your place at the Black Book Race Forum please click here.

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About the Black Book Race Forum:
Leading figures from across the global motorsport industry will come together at the Artillery Garden in the heart of the City of London on 3rd July 2014 for the inaugural Black Book Race Forum. The Race Forum is brought to you by Race Week, London’s entertainment epicentre during the British Grand Prix, in partnership with SportsPro Media – producers of leading international sports industry publication SportsPro magazine and essential Formula One business companion the Black Book. Key movers from the world of Formula One will discuss a range of major issues currently facing the sport, including future governance, sponsorship, the changing media landscape, the influence of the teams, and examine what Formula One can learn from the wider sporting world.

About the Black Book:
The Black Book is in its ninth year of publication in 2014 and is firmly established as the business community’s companion to the Formula One industry. The Black Book’s strategy is to review from a business perspective the previous season and preview the new season. All the numbers and statistics needed to make any business decision about the sport are included in the publication, and all the numbers are contemporary, independently researched, and review the previous season and forecast the coming season in what is the most detailed analysis around. The Black Book is distributed annually through exclusive industry channels, including paid subscriptions, race teams and sponsors, as well as distribution at a select group of VIP hospitality events and parties across the Formula One calendar.


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