F1 better off with Todt in charge - Gracia

Carlos Gracia, the president of Spain's motor racing federation, has backed former FIA president Max Mosley's successor Jean Todt. Gracia is one of the sporting vice-presidents under former Ferrari boss and Frenchman Todt's new rule. "The ...

Carlos Gracia, the president of Spain's motor racing federation, has backed former FIA president Max Mosley's successor Jean Todt.

Gracia is one of the sporting vice-presidents under former Ferrari boss and Frenchman Todt's new rule.

"The relationship with Mosley was good and cordial," he said during an interview with Spain's Marca sports newspaper.

"Now with Todt it's even better because I believe in him as a manager, a businessman, who sees the FIA like a company."

Asked what the FIA has gained with Todt in charge instead of Briton Mosley, Gracia answered: "Professionalism. He is a great manager.

"Those of us on the inside see that he has started in the right direction, although he has not rushed to the media or entered like an elephant in the kitchen.

"With Todt, F1 will no longer be whipped," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari