Former Sauber technical director Jan Monchaux has been named the FIA’s new single- eater technical director, replacing Tim Goss.
Multiple departures were confirmed by the FIA last month, with one of them being Goss who is going to join Visa Cash App RB later this year as chief technical officer. His replacement in the FIA’s single seater department has now been confirmed, with Monchaux joining the governing body after a career that included spells at Toyota and Ferrari before he returned to Sauber in 2018 after a stint with Audi.
“I am very happy to be joining the FIA as technical director and look forward to the fresh challenges this role entails,” Monchaux said. “I have worked on the competitors’ side for many years, but now the opportunity to help shape the future of the sport with the governing body is a prospect I relish.”
The Frenchman will report to FIA single seater director Nikolas Tombazis, who says Monchaux will have a key influence on the 2026 regulations in Formula 1.
“I am excited to welcome Jan to the FIA to fulfil an important role in the technical department, and in framing the future regulations of the sport,” Tombazis said. “Jan’s arrival will strengthen our extensive technical expertise.”
Monchaux had been working as a pundit an analyst in F1 towards the end of the 2023 season, having been replaced as the then Alfa Romeo technical director by James Key in June of last year.