Todt looking set to stay on as FIA president for another term

Jean Todt

Jean Todt

Jean Todt looks set to remain president of the FIA for another term.

Earlier, it was reported his only challenger David Ward could give up his bid in order to back Mohammad Bin Sulayem, whose chances of dethroning Todt were considered far greater.

But Daily Mail correspondent Jonathan McEvoy now reports that Ben Sulayem, the high-ranking Middle Eastern official, has pulled out of the race.

It means that Todt has “effectively won re-election”, McEvoy claimed, because Ward “is struggling to enlist the 26 nominations he requires by the deadline of November 15″.

Bin Sulayem confirmed: “Following careful consideration, I can confirm that I have accepted Jean Todt’s invitation to support his re-election and to stand [instead] for a second term as FIA vice president for sport”. (GMM)

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  • Boycottthebull

    oh well there goes F1. This weasel has been working with Bernie to get a bigger slice of the action with the teams getting less even though their costs are escalating. It will all be hidden though because no one gets to see exactly what they spend their money on in the latest FIA scandal.

  • Spanky

    Boycott you could be the biggest idiot on the planet.

    Todt fights Bernie and has down very well with the ruin Mosely and Bernie left F1 in. I really don’t understand how you can be a real F1 fan and not see it. Then again, you think Red Bull cheats and that Webber is better driver than Vettel, lol

    Give Todt another term. He’s earned it.