Brown linked to new F1 switch
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.