100 Most Influential People in Formula 1 2017


3. Sean Bratches | Managing Director, Commercial Operations

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Age: 67
Bio: Part of the powerful Formula 1 trio, in charge of commercial affairs
Google searches last 12 months: 0.9 million

Sean Bratches comes from a TV background at ESPN and he’s now responsible for all commercial decisions in the sport which covers sponsorship, TV, hospitality, Formula 1 experiences and communications, reporting directly to Chase Carey.

Bratches is part of the powerful Formula 1 trio that consists of him, Chase Carey and Ross Brawn. This managerial structure has replaced Bernie Ecclestone’s solo style of running the sport.

Being a truly influential figure in the sports business, Bratches was named one of the top 50 most powerful people in sports by the Sports Business Journal. In 2008, he was also inducted into the RIT Sports Hall of Fame for lacrosse and distinguished service.

“I am encouraged by the manifold opportunities to materially grow the business, work closely with current and
future sponsors, race circuits, television rights holders as well as create next-generation digital and on-site race
experiences to best serve the Formula 1 fan,” Bratches noted about his new role of Managing Director of Commercial Operations.

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