74. Josep Lluis Santamaria

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Age 51
Occupation General Manager, Circuit De Catalunya
Nationality Spanish
Position Last Year New

Josep Lluis Santamaria has a degree in geology from the University of Barcelona and a master’s degree in Labour Risk Prevention. His professional career has been built in consulting and construction-related studies. Santamaria is a car racing official with more than 30 years of experience in sports.

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He has been linked to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya since its inauguration in 1991. He has been Race Director and forms part of the Sporting Follow-up Commission. Santamaria is Vice-President of the Catalan Motorsport Federation (FCA) and Chairman of the Racing Officials Commission at the FCA and the Spanish Motorsport Federation (RFEdeA).

The Catalan Minister of Business and Labour and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya President, Roger Torrent I Ramió, accompanied by the Circuit’s General Manager, Josep Lluis Santamaria y Romero, has presented the Strategic Plan of the Circuit, which aims at making it more environmentally and economically sustainable, with a clear commitment to innovation, digitisation, and for it to become an essential infrastructure for the industry of the country. To modernise and adapt the Circuit to the new needs, an investment plan of about 30 million euros has been designed until 2024.

During the launch of the Strategic Plan, Torrent explained that the Circuit “will continue to be a world benchmark in the field of competition, as we have guaranteed the renewal of the contracts with the Formula 1 and MotoGP World Championships until 2026 “. “But at the same time -he added- we also want it to be a driving infrastructure for projects linked to green mobility, innovation and entertainment”. “A Circuit open and at the service of the country, connected to it” through “a change that has to be boosted by an unequivocal commitment to sustainability, public-private collaboration and joint work with the territory”.

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