F1 drivers' body supports Vatanen over Todt

After meeting with both FIA presidential candidates, the Formula One drivers association GPDA is thought to be most supportive of Ari Vatanen's campaign. The body met with Vatanen earlier this season, with the Finn an almost constant presence in...

After meeting with both FIA presidential candidates, the Formula One drivers association GPDA is thought to be most supportive of Ari Vatanen's campaign.

The body met with Vatanen earlier this season, with the Finn an almost constant presence in the paddock since he announced his intention to succeed Max Mosley in this month's elections.

Mosley's preferred successor, Jean Todt, sat down with the GPDA during his recent visit to the Singapore GP, but it is believed Vatanen still holds sway with the majority of the drivers' body.

When the GPDA met at Suzuka last weekend, some of the stalwarts of the alliance discussed issuing a public declaration of support for Vatanen, but on the basis of remaining politically neutral, the idea was sidelined.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ari Vatanen , Jean Todt