Motorsport Network Media appoints James Allen to oversee all F1 business

Allen is moved to position of president, motorsport business and liaison with leading series.

Motorsport Network Media (MSNM) has promoted James Allen to the role of president, motorsport business and Formula One liaison.

Confirmed:

  • Allen will oversee all of MSNM’s Formula One business
  • He has served as president of Motorsport Network since 2018

Context:

This represents a management restructure following the company being acquired by investment firm GMF Capital. Shortly after this takeover, Oliver Ciesla departed as chief executive following two years in the role.

Consequence:

With no direct replacement announced for Ciesla, it appears that GMF Capital is changing the way the company is run. Allen will be responsible for the Formula One aspects of the business, so it seems that top-level responsibilities may be shared around moving forward.

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