Jean Todt has secured his second term as President of the FIA, after standing against… no opposition. His only rival had been David Ward, but the Brit was forced to pull out of the election process in November, after failing to reach the required support from local clubs. As Ward explained at the time, “The current election is being run on a shorter presidential list than 2009, but is offset by a new required for 26 nominating clubs.”
Having not gathered enough support from the regional vice presidents, Ward stepped down, allowing Jean Todt to retain his Presidency uncontested. The Frenchman will preside over the governing body of top motorsports for another four years.
The confirmation came on the same day as the FIA Prize-giving gala, which saw Jean Todt, complete with bow tie, hand Sebastian Vettel his trophy, officially crowning him the 2013 F1 World Champion, whilst Red Bull were given the similar Constructor’s honour.
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