Monday 18th November 1996
Rear Admiral Roger Lane-Nott quit the role of Formula One’s race director and safety delegate after just one season “to pursue other interests”. The departure followed a season-long battle with other FIA officials over how the sport should be run. Lane-Nott’s idea of discipline and organisation was clearly rather different from some of the F1 establishment. FIA president Max Mosley credited Lane-Nott of having set up new systems and procedures and brought in new thinking to the sport.