Posted on November 2, 2013

As the race to be elected FIA president enters its decisive phase, with the closing date for nominations just two weeks away, the challenger David Ward and the incumbent Jean Todt have been jousting in recent days over Ward’s ongoing gripes about governance. Ward launched another salvo this week against the Todt-led FIA, suggesting that it falls well short of the standards set out by the IOC for ethics, transparency and accounting in a detailed document sent to all member clubs of the FIA who will vote for the president, “Rather than boast that recognition by the IOC leaves the More…

Posted on September 9, 2013

The battle lines were drawn over the weekend in the forthcoming FIA presidential election, when incumbent Jean Todt confirmed that he will stand for re-election. Last week the FIA Foundation’s David Ward, a former Labour Party adviser, launched his manifesto with a 20 point plan for reform of the federation. Ward is a long time ally of former FIA president Max Mosley, which gives this election a particular piquancy. Ward is keen to see the role of president – an unpaid position – going to the president of a national federation, while the job of running things day to day More…

Posted on August 29, 2013

Jean Todt will be opposed in the forthcoming FIA presidential elections by David Ward, who was a key ally of former FIA president Max Mosley. Ward announced his decision today and has resigned as Secretary General of the FIA Foundation to prepare his campaign. “After much careful thought I have decided to stand as a candidate in the 2013 FIA Presidential election,” said Ward in a statement. “The election period begins in September and it will be necessary for me to approach FIA members to secure nominations. In these circumstances I think that the correct course of action is to More…

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