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Gary Hartstein – “I was just a Doctor” (video)

Submitted by on August 17, 2014

Gary Hartstein at the 2009 Hungarian Grand PrixHe was Sid Watkins’ right hand man, anesthetist, and friend. He worked as Formula One’s Medical Delegate and was instrumental in making the sport safer before having the door shut on him at the end of 2012. This is Gary Hartstein’s story.

Opening Image: The Cahier Archive

Dr. Gary Hartstein, M.D was once the FIA Medical Delegate for the Formula One World Championship, and he played a key role in developing the FIA’s modern approach to safety. Some of the most valuable motorsport medical policies have his name on them.

He worked alongside his close friend Prof Sid Watkins for seven years before becoming his successor, however at the conclusion of 2012 his contract was not renewed. Let’s settle in and listen to Gary’s intriguing story.

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