Dr Gary Hartstein, M.D. is the former FIA Medical Delegate for the Formula One World Championship. Gary has been key in developing some of the FIA’s new approaches and policies in terms of medical safety.
In 1997 Gary joined Professor Sid Watkins in the Formula 1 Medical Car and in 2005 he became the “Formula 1 Doctor” when Sid retired. At the end of 2012 Gary did not have his contract renewed as Formula One Medical Delegate.
I sat down with Gary at his home in Liège to talk about his life in Formula 1 and how it ended.