Todt beats Vatanen to FIA presidency

Jean Todt has been elected to be the new president of F1's governing body, the FIA. At a five-star hotel near the Federation's Paris headquarters, the worldwide membership gathered and almost 70 per cent of the votes were cast in favour of the...

Jean Todt has been elected to be the new president of F1's governing body, the FIA.

At a five-star hotel near the Federation's Paris headquarters, the worldwide membership gathered and almost 70 per cent of the votes were cast in favour of the 63-year-old Frenchman winning a four-year term to replace the incumbent Max Mosley.

The FIA confirmed that only 49 of the 196 votes were for Ari Vatanen, the 1981 world rally champion, while 12 abstained.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ari Vatanen , Jean Todt