Jean Todt, former Ferrari boss has been confirmed as the new president of the FIA for the next four-years after winning the majority of the votes. Todt won 135 votes compared to the 49 for his rival, the former rally champion Ari Vatanen in Friday’s election of the General Assembly in Paris and was said to be delighted.
The 63-year-old replaces Max Mosely with the former president fulling supporting the Frenchman in his campaign. Todt said at a news conference;
“I like action, I like to make things go forward and I am really happy to see that so many countries chose me but everything is yet to be done.
The day the election is over everybody must share the same goals, including those who did not support me, I am not closing the door to anybody.
I want to nominate commissioners because I am not intending to run Formula One as a first person. I don’t want to underestimate the problems but success in my career has always been to have the right people in my teams.”