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Todt Confirms FIA Presidency Bid

Jean Todt, the former director of Ferrari has announced his intention to become the new president of the Formula International Association – FIA.

Max Mosley, the current president who has always been followed with controversy announced he is stepping down, and will support Todt’s bid for the top.

Todt will be rivalled by former rally champion Ari Vatanen who was on the grid in Germany trying to drum up some support.

Jean Todt released the following statement today:

“Following the decision of Max Mosley not to seek a further term of office and his unequivocal support of my candidacy, I have written to the FIA membership to inform them that I wish to stand for the presidency of the FIA.

“It is my intention to continue and expand the outstanding work of President Mosley, who for 16 years has worked tirelessly to strengthen the FIA’s major motorsport championships and to position the FIA as the voice of the motoring public, actively promoting safe, clean and affordable mobility for all.

“Given the unique structure of the FIA and its twin roles in sport and mobility it takes more than a president to run the organisation and I am delighted to announce my leadership team.

“For the position of deputy president for mobility I would propose Brian Gibbons, chief executive of the New Zealand Automobile Association; for deputy president for sport I would propose, Graham Stoker, chairman of the Council of the UK’s Motor Sports Association; and for president of the Senate I would propose Nick Craw, president of ACCUS and the current FIA deputy president (sport).

“I am confident that together we will offer the FIA the opportunity to elect a dynamic leadership team of outstanding experience and commitment. ”


One response

  1. Jean Todt will become the next FIA President, it is a sure thing! http://f1banter.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/todt-as-next-fia-president-a-sure-thing/

    July 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm

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