Jean Todt to run unopposed in FIA presidential race

Frenchman will return to lead motorsport’s global governing body for a third term.

Jean Todt to run unopposed in FIA presidential race

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has confirmed that Jean Todt will run unopposed in its presidential election next month.

Once elected, the Frenchman will begin a third term as FIA president, after first taking up the position in 2009.

The former Ferrari chief executive, who is the only candidate named for the FIA presidential ballot after the deadline of 17th November, is only eligible to hold one more term in the office, and so will head motorsport’s global governing body until 2021.

Todt has overseen a number of changes to Formula One, including the move to single-turbo power units. His manifesto for election in 2013 until 2017 included a ‘four pillar’ plan comprised of improving the FIA’s governance and administration, motorsport development, mobility, and road safety and sustainable development.

The FIA is due to confirm Todt’s re-election during its annual general assembly in Paris on 8th December.

The 71-year-old had a career as a rally co-driver before beginning work in motorsport management in 1982.