Vatanen ejected during Mosley meeting

A meeting with Max Mosley ended after three minutes this week when FIA presidential candidate Ari Vatanen was shown the door, according to the Guardian newspaper. The Finn is set to take on Mosley's preferred successor Jean Todt in next Friday's...

A meeting with Max Mosley ended after three minutes this week when FIA presidential candidate Ari Vatanen was shown the door, according to the Guardian newspaper.

The Finn is set to take on Mosley's preferred successor Jean Todt in next Friday's election.

Vatanen's campaign has been characterised by his push for sweeping change, criticising the current regime and hinting that pressure is being applied for votes against him.

It is reported that the former European parliamentarian and 1981 world rally champion tried to raise the issue of electoral transparency with Mosley, but the 69-year-old Briton showed him the door exclaiming: "I am not arguing with you."

Vatanen is reported to have told his colleagues that he wanted to discuss claims the 2010 FIA voters will receive their ballot papers in named envelopes, rather than distributed randomly.

Todt ended his campaign with a push this week, backed by an 'open letter' signed by Michael Schumacher and posted on his official website.

The seven time world champion said he is "deeply convinced" his former Ferrari boss Todt should be FIA president, adding he was "astonished and disappointed" by some of the Frenchman's opposition.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Ari Vatanen , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari