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 October 24, 2013


The FIA ethics committee has dismissed presidential candidate David Ward’s complaint about the way current president Jean Todt has gone about his campaign for re-election to a second term. Ward was upset by letters of support gathered early by Todt and his team and suggested that the Frenchman had used a trip on FIA business to garner support for the election. He lodged the complaint last month, with the hearing taking place in Paris last Friday. But the committee said it “did not see any evidence of any kind supporting the allegation that people were coerced into signing the Letters More…

Posted on October 21, 2013


The window for candidates to enter the race for the FIA presidency opens in four days time (October 25) and this weekend there were a couple of interesting developments. Incumbent Jean Todt’s campaign has been boosted by the vote of support of Middle East powerbroker Mohammed Bin Sulayem, who had weighed up standing against the Frenchman, but has now decided to pull back. Bin Sulayem is President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates. In June this year, Todt appointed him chairman of the FIA’s new Motor Sport Development Task Force, which is tasked with establishing More…

Posted on October 2, 2013


Presidential candidate David Ward has written to FIA Clubs around the world, who will vote to elect a president in December, suggesting that the FIA’s election rules could prevent any candidate from being eligible to challenge the incumbent Jean Todt. Ward has been upset by letters of support already gathered by Todt and his team and has already challenged him for using a trip on FIA business to garner support for the election. His latest letter, designed to embarrass Todt, claims that because Todt has already got letters of support from 11 of 12 North American clubs in a meeting More…



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