PARIS: Ex-Ferrari boss Jean Todt was elected on Friday to the most powerful post in motor sport as president of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
The 63-year-old Frenchman won the FIA general assembly vote against former world rally champion Ari Vatanen of Finland.
Todt succeeds the controversial Briton Max Mosley who has been in the hot-seat for 16 years.
Although the new president will oversee motorsport in general, it is the marquee sport of Formula One and its future which will dominate the new agenda with Todt,outdoor fitness equipment, who had the backing of Mosley and was tipped to win the election at FIA headquarters in Paris.
Vatanen fought a bitter battle on a ticket for change and broader democracy but Mosley,outdoor exersice equipment, riding on the success of his Ferrari glory years, had establishment support and offered a degree of continuity.
“My team’s approach will be based on consensus not confrontation,&rdquo,outdoor gym; Todt had said before the vote