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Max Mosley could face competition for presidency // Ari Vatanen says he may stand for the FIA presidency in October

Published by Christine Blachford

Max Mosley could face competition for presidency

It’s the 7th July 2009 and this is F1Minute.

It’s politics catch-up day today, with news that there may be someone to stand against Max Mosley when the FIA presidency is up for grabs in October. Former rally champion Ari Vatanen admits he is considering standing, saying: “I think it is time for a change. At the moment I am consulting the member clubs and am already seeing positive feedback.” He says he would stand even if he wasn’t sure of success, which is good because Mosley keeps on reiterating how much support he has to attempt another term as President.

Elsewhere, some of the teams that weren’t chosen for the 2010 entry list have been questioning how the decision was made. Reuters reports that one of the heads of a team said that he was advised: “for my application to have any chance of success, I would need to report Cosworth as my engine supplier for three season.” Of course, the three new teams do have Cosworth as their supplier but there’s no proof the company asked for or were given special treatment.

That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.