Eduardo Freitas Biography – Eduardo Freitas Wiki
Eduardo Freitas is the new F1 race director alongside former DTM race director Niels Wittich. Eduardo Freitas and Niels Wittich will act alternatively as Race Director, assisted by Herbie Blash as a permanent senior advisor, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem announced in a statement on 17 February 2022.
Prior to his appointment, Freitas had not worked directly in F1. However, he has worked alongside both former F1 race director Michael Masi and his predecessor Charlie Whiting in FIA conferences and race director meetings at the governing body, including the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao.
Freitas is the former FIA World Endurance Championship Race Director. He had been the race director in the World Endurance Championship since its inception in March 2012. With over 40 years of experience in motorsport, Freitas was in charge of every WEC event, including the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Freitas began his motorsport career as a mechanic, first with a passion for motorcycles before moving into the world of karting in 1979. He progressed from a track marshal up the ranks until he became a race director in karting.
Freitas was working as clerk of the course at Estoril in 2002 when he was asked to take charge of the FIA GT and ETCC championships for a season and he remained in that role until the end of 2009.
The FIA then promoted Freitas to the FIA GT1 world championship before he became race director for the World Endurance Championship in 2012. He also acts as race director in the European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans Series.
Eduardo Freitas Nationality
Eduardo Freitas is of Portuguese nationality.