FIA finds successor for outgoing Todt

17-12-2021 12:54 | Updated: 17-12-2021 14:09
by GPblog.com
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FIA finds successor for outgoing Todt

The FIA has found a successor for outgoing president Jean Todt. Journalist Erik van Haren writes on his Twitter channel that Mohammed Ben Sulayem will be at the helm of the motorsport federation for the next four years.

Todt was president of the FIA for the last twelve years. The Frenchman was allowed to complete no less than three terms, but then he had to make room for a successor. Ben Sulayem competed with Graham Stoker for the succession, whereby the votes showed that the first candidate eventually takes over the role.

The former rally driver is the first non-European to be president of the FIA. Ben Sulayem has stated that he wants to focus on the growth of participation in motorsport in the coming years. Over the next four years, he will have the opportunity to prove this.

Todt says goodbye at FIA gala

Todt said his farewells extensively during the FIA gala on Thursday evening. At the same gala, Max Verstappen received his award for winning the world championship. Mercedes was absent due to the events in the last round of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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