Deputy Clerk of the Course for Singapore F1 Grand Prix Joins Graham Stoker’s team
5 November 2021: FIA Presidential Candidate Graham Stoker has selected Janette Tan to be his Vice President for Sport for Asia-Pacific, the first woman ever to have been nominated for the role.
If elected, she would become the first female FIA Vice President on the sporting side of the FIA.
Tan has a huge amount of experience in motor sport and is currently the Deputy Clerk of the Course for the Singapore F1 Grand Prix and Senior Manager (Race Operations) for the circuit. She is also a Member of the FIA Volunteers & Officials Commission, Member and Regional Representative for Asia Pacific for the FIA Women in Motorsports Commission, Member of the FIA Circuits Commission and Treasurer for Motor Sports Singapore, the National Sporting Authority.
In 2020, after a series of tests, she became the first winner of the Charlie Whiting award, which marks the achievements of up-and-coming race directors. As part of this, she has been given the opportunity to understudy as a race director for the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain this weekend.
Janette Tan said: “I’m honoured to be part of Graham’s team and to be nominated as the first female Vice President for Asia in the history of the FIA. I’ve been impressed with Graham’s modern ideas and forward thinking on the future of motor sport and I look forward to helping him achieve his objectives.”
Graham Stoker said: “I’m delighted that Janette is joining my team. Not only is she a trailblazer for women in sport but also a leader in motor sport in her own right and has been selected on merit. It is certainly about time that the leadership bodies in motor sport have a more diverse presence that reflects the world today and I will be leading that reform at every level. Janette will be part of a modern international federation that embraces inclusivity and diversity, and offers opportunity for all.”