Brown linked to new F1 switch

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United Au­tosports co-founder Zak Brown has sparked spec­u­la­tion that he’s set to take up a se­nior role within For­mula 1 af­ter re­sign­ing from his mar­ket­ing busi­ness.

Brown founded the Just Mar­ket­ing In­ter­na­tional firm in 1995, which be­came the world’s largest mo­tor­sport mar­ket­ing agency, bring­ing brands such as UPS and John­nie Walker into the sport.

That com­pany has since been ac­quired by Chime Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, with Brown join­ing as chief ex­ec­u­tive of its CSM sport and mar­ket­ing arm. Last week Brown re­signed from that post, lead­ing to spec­u­la­tion that he may join up with F1’s new owner Lib­erty Me­dia to work along­side new F1 chair­man Chase Carey in a mar­ket­ing role. Carey is poised to make a se­ries of high-pro­file ap­point­ments as he as­sem­bles a new F1 man­age­ment team, with Bernie Ec­cle­stone re­main­ing as CEO for at least the next three years.

Brown is a pro­lific racer him­self, hav­ing com­peted in se­ries rang­ing from Bri­tish F3 and GT to the Amer­i­can Le Mans Se­ries. He stepped back from rac­ing full-time in 2013. He co-founded United Au­tosports along­side Richard Dean in 2009.

Zak Brown and Ec­cle­stone

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