Welcome to F1Minute, it’s the 14th July.
We’ve heard this before, about thirty times, but Max Mosley has written to the FIA member clubs confirming that he doesn’t want to stand for re-election. However, this time it does seem slightly more final, as Mosley has put forward Jean Todt as his preferred candidate for the presidency in October. In the letter, Max wrote: "If he agrees to stand, I think he would be the ideal person to continue but also to extend the work of the past 16 years. He can be relied on in all areas where the FIA is active. I very much hope you will give him your support."
Elsewhere, it’s not very often that you find someone in favour of this year’s regulations but Williams technical director Sam Michael has said they are the reason that his team have managed to improve and stay consistent. He said: “Because of the change in the rules, the cars are very different to before... We never really got the FW31 developed under the old regulations to the same level as everybody else.”
That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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