Why Todt is on the right track

Why Todt is on the right track

Jean Todt has another four years in the FIA's top job. DIETER RENCKEN argues that by 2017 the motorsport fraternity will be very pleased with the Frenchman's achievements

Jean Todt was last Friday returned as president of the FIA uncontested for what will be, barring a change of constitution instituted by immediate predecessor Max Mosley - himself in the corner Parisienne office for almost 20 years - the Frenchman's second and final four-year term in office.

Much had been made of Todt facing a challenge from Mosleyite and former British Labour Party politician David Ward, who resigned as Director General of the FIA's (charitable) Foundation in order to campaign for the quadrennial elections, and/or Mohamed bin Sulayem, but in the end both challenges petered out, and Todt was declared president without need for a presidential ballot.

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