Jean Todt re-elected as FIA president
Jean Todt unanimously won a second term as president of
motorsports governing body FIA on Friday, running unopposed.
The Frenchman’s main rival, David Ward of Britain, pulled out of
the race last month because of a lack of backing.
Todt detailed the platform for his second mandate in a brochure
entitled ”The Road Forward.” It emphasized the creation of a
Motor Sport Development Fund, the growth of motorsports at the
grassroots level, and reducing carbon emissions at particular
His campaign has been boosted by the completion in September of
a new Concorde Agreement, which sets the framework upon which
Formula One teams participate in the championships and share in its
commercial success from 2013-20.
Ward challenged Todt in front of FIA’s ethics committee in
September, claiming the Frenchman collected letters of support
before the election process started, but his complaint was thrown
Four years ago, Todt beat Finnish candidate Ari Vatanen 135-49
to succeed Max Mosley, who stepped down after 16 years in
Todt is a former Ferrari principal who revived the fortunes of
the flagging Italian team. Under his guidance, Ferrari won six
straight constructors’ championships from 1999-2004.