Mosley admits Todt possible for FIA presidency

With Max Mosley to step down in October, attention is already turning to who his successor will be in charge of F1's governing FIA. The timing of the 69-year-old's decision was interpreted as having been part of the peace deal with FOTA, and the...

With Max Mosley to step down in October, attention is already turning to who his successor will be in charge of F1's governing FIA.

The timing of the 69-year-old's decision was interpreted as having been part of the peace deal with FOTA, and the Briton said on Wednesday: "Whether the person who succeeds me will be more to their liking remains to be seen."

The most obvious candidate is Monaco automobile club president Michel Boeri, who as president of the FIA senate will immediately take over Mosley's role in liaison with F1 teams.

But Mosley told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport: "I cannot imagine that Boeri is interested in the post (as FIA president). He is also too old."

In the German press, FIA vice-president Hermann Tomczyk ruled himself out of the running.

Ferrari's Jean Todt has long been mentioned as a candidate. "I would not like to exclude it," Mosley said of the possibility that the Frenchman will run for office.

Among many of the F1 teams, Todt is unlikely to be a popular choice, but Mosley pointed out that the teams do not have a say. The Briton, however, does.

"If there is more than one candidate, then I will give a recommendation," Mosley revealed.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari