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42. Sacha Woodward Hill

Sacha Woodward Hill
Age 54
Occupation General Council, Formula 1
Nationality British
Position Last Year 47

Sacha Woodward Hill is the General Counsel and a member of the board of directors at Formula 1. Her responsibilities include overseeing Formula 1’s legal, compliance, brand protection, human resources and administration functions.

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After getting her MA in law in 1990, she went to work at the well-known London law firm Taylor Joynson Garrett to become a solicitor. After qualifying in 1993, she stayed with the company for two years before moving to Allen & Overy in 1995 and then the Formula One group in 1996.

She was recruited to join Formula 1 as a lawyer in 1996 by its founder Bernie Ecclestone and has been its chief legal officer since 2000. Under her leadership, F1’s legal team has adapted and grown into a broad-based group of highly-skilled lawyers who support F1’s activities worldwide with legal advice, deal negotiation and risk management.

Sacha Woodward Hill is a practising solicitor admitted in England and Wales. Before joining Formula 1 in 1996, she worked in several well-known London law firms. She graduated from the University of Cambridge, where she read Natural Sciences and Law at Corpus Christi College.

Sacha Woodward Hill sent a response to FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem of “unacceptable” interference in the alleged sale of the sport:

“Formula 1 has the exclusive right to exploit the commercial rights in the FIA Formula One World Championship under a 100-year deal. Further, the FIA has given unequivocal undertakings that it will not do anything to prejudice the ownership, management and/or exploitation of those rights. We consider that those comments, made from the FIA president’s official social media account, interfere with those rights in an unacceptable manner.”

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