Todt unchallenged in FIA president election

Jean Todt will be unchallenged in next month's FIA presidential election, meaning he is now guaranteed to stay on board for a third term in the role.

The Frenchman announced back in May that he intended to stand for another four-year term, having first taken up the role back in 2009.

With a November 17 deadline for rival candidates to put themselves forward having passed with no one expressing interest, however, it is now a formality for Todt to win the election.

The FIA General Assembly will now ratify Todt's continued role as president when it meets on December 8.

Todt announced the 11-man team that he had to put forward for election back in May, with him saying he had come under pressure to stay on board as president.

"A lot of people who voted for me are pushing me to go for another mandate," he said at the time.

"It is very important, because if I had a lot of resistance not to go for the election, my decision would be much easier, because I would then decide that I will go."

The next term, which will last for another four years until the end of 2021, will be the final one that Todt is allowed to stand for, with FIA rules stipulating a maximum of three terms for the president.


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