Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) President Andrew Papadopoulos has congratulated Jean Todt on his overwhelming victory in his election as President of the FIA for a four year term. Joining Todt in heading the new FIA team are...
Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) President Andrew Papadopoulos has congratulated Jean Todt on his overwhelming victory in his election as President of the FIA for a four year term.
Joining Todt in heading the new FIA team are Nick Craw, President of the Senate; Brian Gibbons, Deputy President Automobile Mobility & Tourism; and Graham Stoker, Deputy President Sport.
"On behalf of CAMS I extend my sincere congratulations to Jean, Nick, Brian and Graham. CAMS was pleased to support Jean and his team as they offered the best way forward into a new era. We very much look forward to working in partnership with them," said Papadopoulos.
CAMS' vote for Todt had regard for his personal commitment to fostering growth in motor sport in the various FIA regions, as well as his commitment to focus on environmental sustainability and to bring about a stronger relationship between the FIA's sporting and mobility divisions.
"We believe that under Jean's leadership there are many opportunities for the true potential of the Asia Pacific region to be realised," Papadopoulos said.
"We are confident that Jean will actively support and encourage clubs in our region, and in other regions, allowing us to work together and draw on the strengths of each other, especially in the development of motor sport.
"Jean's personal resume speaks volumes for his leadership, his management and team building skills, and his wealth of experience in and around the automobile industry."
In welcoming Todt to the FIA Presidency, Papadopoulos also acknowledged outgoing President Max Mosley who, among many other achievements, was responsible for establishing the FIA Foundation, the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety and the Motor Sport Safety Development Fund.
"I'd like to pay a special tribute to Max for his outstanding leadership and his tremendous list of achievements. Max has been instrumental in improving competition vehicle and driver safety and has shown his commitment to the safety and sustainability of motoring in general through the Make Cars Green and Make Roads Safe campaigns.
"His ingenuity and dedication to issues affecting the lives of people everywhere have ensured that his legacy will be upheld well into the future, and on behalf of CAMS I wish Max all the best for the future."