Ferrari president Luca di Montezeolo gave recognition to Frenchman Jean Todt for being re-elected as FIA president for a new four-year term following a unanimous vote. The closest challenger to Todt for the position was David Ward who had dropped out of the running before the final vote. Todt, who oversaw Ferrari’s racing program and return to championship form with both Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen, will now reign as president of FIA until the end of 2017.
“I wish to congratulate Jean Todt and send him all best wishes for the continuation of his efforts at the helm of the Federation,” di Montezemolo said. “I am confident that, at a time when Formula 1 is embarking on a new and key period in its history, Todt, in his second term in office, will be able to make an important contribution to the updating of our sport, while at the same time assuring that the rules feature the necessary stability and transparency.”
Todt was elected to FIA president in 2009 after beating Ari Vatanen to succeed Max Mosley.