The CEO of theAudi, Markus Duesmann. The Ingolstadt-based manufacturer made no secret of closely following the developments in the premier category of motoring, in view of a potential entry alongside Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull, Renault and perhaps even Porsche. In the last few hours, the idea of an Audi landing in Formula 1 became more concrete, with the voices that chased each other in the Hungaroring paddock, which told of the choice of Adam Baker to leave his role in the Federation to take up the role of responsible for motorsport strategies of the German company, with particular attention to the evaluation of the F1 project.
Australian Baker began his career as a Cosworth F1 engine engineer in 2002, moving three years later to BMW F1 first as an engine engineer and then as head of race and test team engineers and powertrain. After retiring from the house in Munich, he followed the company first in Superbike and then became head of sports programs. In July 2018 the transition to the FIA, as Director of Safety. The indiscretion of Audi’s hiring of Baker was spread by RacingNews365, who ensured that the operation took place with the ‘blessing’ of the Federation. It is also defined “Not random” the presence of Allan McNish in the paddock in Budapest, team principal of the Audi Formula E team.