Current Panasonic Toyota Racing Chairman and Team Principal Tsutomu Tomita, who has recently announced he is standing down from both of these roles at the end of June 2007, is to become the new Chairman of the Fuji Speedway. Fuji will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix this season for the first time since 1977.
Talking to journalists, Tomita said, “I am looking foward to taking up my new role at Fuji Speedway. I would like to thank everyone at Toyota Motorsport, and of course our partners, for their encouragement and support during my time with the team in Formula 1.
“I am moving on to a new challenge with Fuji Speedway so I will continue to be involved in Formula 1. The Japanese Grand Prix is returning to Fuji Speedway after 30 years and I am sure we will host a successful event. I particularly hope to see the Toyota team achieve great things at Fuji Speedway.”