Todt rival Ward could oppose Bahrain Grand Prix

The FIA current President is now being challenged by his main rival over the Bahrain Grand Prix

Oct.1 (GMM) Jean Todt's rival FIA presidential candidate has announced he would consider dropping the highly controversial Bahrain Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari
Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari

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David Ward told the BBC that current president Todt is guilty of "poor decision-making" over green-lighting recent editions of the race amid continuing civil unrest.

"If it looks like the situation is deteriorating or not improving, what there should be - because this could happen tomorrow in another part of the world - is a standard process to handle this, that is immune from suggestions that one place is being treated differently from another," he said.

Ward, however, denied that his close links to former FIA president Max Mosley are powering his push to dethrone Todt.

"I am doing this entirely for my own reasons," he said.

"The reasons I'm running is I can see failures going on in terms of governance that I think are quite serious."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari
Article type Breaking news
Tags bahrain, mosley, opposing sides, todt, ward