68. François Dumontier

Age 47
Occupation President, Octane Racing Group
Nationality Canadian
Position Last Year 77 

François Dumontier took over as boss of the Canadian Grand Prix in 2010, from Normand Legault, following a disagreement between Legault and Bernie Ecclestone, which put the future of the event in jeopardy. Dumontier had been personally recruited by Legault as Vice President of Operations before becoming General Manager for the event in 2001. However, following a one-year hiatus of the Grand Prix in 2009, during which the economic impact was sorely felt, the government decided on a bail out of the event, to the tune of $15m annually, Dumontier’s company gained control as promoters of the event.


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