While everyone's favorite whipping boy goes around gallivanting with hookers dressed up like Nazis, the sanctioning body responsible for most of the top-level motor racing around the world has nominated an American with a solid reputation as its Deputy President.
Nick Craw has unimpeachable credentials both in motorsports and in governance of international organizations. After graduating from Princeton with an MBA from Harvard, Craw was a budding racecar driver in the 1960's and 70's, competing in Indy's feeder Formula Atlantic series and BMW touring cars before starting his own Scorpio Racing Enterprises. He left racing in the 70's to head up the Peace Corps, then returned to assume the presidency of the Sports Car Club of America for 17 years. From that position Craw ascended up the international racing governance ladder before leaving to head up the U.S. Sailing team, then returning to the fold as head of the Automobile Competition Committee for the United States (ACCUS) with a seat on the FIA's World Motorsport Council. Craw's nomination for the deputy position is expected to be ratified by the body's General Assembly later this week. Just don't expect to catch the subsequent celebrations in the British tabloids.