MPH: Mark Hughes on...

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The political machinations were particularly intense as the FIA campaign went into its last couple of weeks. The antipathy between the two camps escalated notably. Not that it wasn't there from the moment Ari Vatanen announced his candidature.

There was little love lost in the fight to be Max Mosley's successor. But was Jean Todt's victory a week ago just the start of an escalation of hostilities?

The political machinations were particularly intense as the campaign went into its last couple of weeks. The antipathy between the two camps escalated notably. Not that it wasn't there from the moment Ari Vatanen announced his candidature. At that stage Jean Todt had yet to announce he would stand, but already Max Mosley as the incumbent president had expressed his approval of Todt as his successor.

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