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Ari Vatanen 12 75.00%
Jean Todd 4 25.00%
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:52 AM   #1
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Default Who do you think is the best choice as new FIA President?

I would personally go for 1)
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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Jean Todd is far too close to any single manufacturer **coughcorruptioncough** and should be an immidiate disqualify to the list.

The FIA needs a clean sweep and a norther European might be the ticket to clean up that corrupt inept association once and for all.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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Jean Todd, or Jean Toldt? I don't know who the first is, but Toldt; Ferrari would never let him become FIA president after what he did to them... (don't ask, as I don't perfectly recall... i'm sure google will be your friend)
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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Ari Vatanen would be perfect i think the fia needs a real gearhead as president.
Not some coperated boy.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:50 PM   #5
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:40 PM   #6
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Ari, but I'm Finnish so I might be slightly biased (but for good reasons :p).
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:46 PM   #7
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Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/10910032...e-fia-election
Ari Vatanen on Friday took issue with incumbent Max Mosley's claim that he will "lose badly" the FIA presidential election later this month.
Mosley, who has been FIA president since 1993 but wants former Ferrari boss Jean Todt to now succeed him, had hit out at Finn Vatanen's stance about the corruptness of the current regime in a leaked letter.
But Vatanen, the 1981 world rally champion and European parliamentarian, believes the existing regime is actually on the wrong end of a changing tide.
"It happens in smaller elections too and this is a Barack Obama thing happening: we believe we have more than half of the votes already and there is a tendency the tide has turned," Vatanen, 57, told the Guardian newspaper.
The latest events have their origin at the Amman Extraordinary Motoring Conference in Jordan, where the opposition to Mosley and Todt, and the support for Vatanen, was stark.
Outraged at the insulting tone of Mosley's letter to a member of the Jordan royal family, it is said that most of the Arabic motoring officialdom now stridently back Vatanen.
A resolution at the conference, reportedly snubbed by Mosley due to Vatanen's attendance, calls for an independent body to oversee the FIA election on October 23.
"In the interests of democracy, transparency and integrity, we must be sure that this election is held in a fair and open environment through a secret ballot and under close third party supervision," Jordan's Prince Faisal said in a statement.
In another statement issued late on Friday, the FIA said both Vatanen and Todt can each nominate election scrutineers, with the entire process "overseen, as usual, by a huissier de justice (a French state-appointed public witness)".
The Ugandan motor racing official Jack Wavamunno, meanwhile, claims he was "pressurised" through the means of "threats" by Todt supporters to drop his support for Vatanen.
This is plain ugly...

nb: it was Todt, not Todd sorry for the typo (not the first, not the last...) - duh
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:15 PM   #8
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Sorry - the FIA just lost ALL credibility... "the Ugandan motor racing official Jack Wavamunno"?? WTF?

People can barley feed themselves in corrupt and brutal Uganda... motor racing should not exactly be any sort of priority in a place where the government has systematically and brutally butchered people for decades.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:45 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by RC45 View Post
Sorry - the FIA just lost ALL credibility... "the Ugandan motor racing official Jack Wavamunno"?? WTF?

People can barley feed themselves in corrupt and brutal Uganda... motor racing should not exactly be any sort of priority in a place where the government has systematically and brutally butchered people for decades.
In guess we will have a new race class it's callled ak47 butcher racing f1 they f1 cars will be armed whit ak47's now
Now on a more serious side i think this a very bad choice.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:12 AM   #10
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Another frenchman just reminds me of the overly politized era of Jean Marie Balestre and all the Senna-Prost issues. I'd go for Vatanen.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by marcefer View Post
Another frenchman just reminds me of the overly politized era of Jean Marie Balestre and all the Senna-Prost issues. I'd go for Vatanen.
That's a scary reminder ... I hated s much this guy that I erased him from my memory.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:37 PM   #12
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Ari Gold)))))
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:15 PM   #13
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Isn't Todt Massa's manager or something, (or is it his son that manages the brazilian?!) JUst that connection, not to mention all those years at ferrari should rule him out even as a candidate....I wonder if he likes to be whipped like mosley too!

I think Ari!

As for Ugandan racing officials, no offence but what motor sport does anyone from/in Uganda participate in?

And why are there only two candidates? Theres surely more likely candidates out there....Jackie Stewart, Moss etc etc!
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