David Ward
Nov 9

F1: Ward Looking For Electoral Reform At FIA

David Ward is at risk of being left out of the 2013 FIA presidential contest. (Photo: FIA)

David Ward is at risk of being left out of the 2013 FIA presidential contest. (Photo: FIA)

David Ward has backed a proposal by several FIA member clubs to reform an electoral system that could see the presidential candidate frozen out of the 2013 leadership contest.

The clubs want to reduce the amount of support a candidate needs to gain in order to be nominated, a requirement that could yet preclude Ward from contesting the upcoming election. The deadline is Nov. 15, and Ward has yet to confirm that he has been nominated and is thus able to take on Jean Todt.

Oct 24

F1: FIA Backs Todt In Support Agreement Controversy With Ward

F1: FIA Backs Todt In Support Agreement Controversy With Ward

FIA President Jean Todt and his wife, Michelle Yeoh, walk in the paddock following practice for the Italian F1 GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA’s Ethics Committee has sided with Jean Todt over the support agreements issue – and left would-be presidential candidate David Ward struggling to find the support with which to be formally nominated.

If he doesn’t, Todt will be unopposed in the coming election.

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Oct 2

David Ward Says Jean Todt May Have No Opposition

David Ward Says Jean Todt May Have No Opposition

Jean Todt is the current president of the FIA. (Photo: Getty Images)

FIA presidential candidate David Ward says that there may be no official challengers to Jean Todt, as a result of the incumbent locking in support.

In order to be officially nominated, Ward has to receive support from the various regions in the form of at least one vote for a Vice President of Sport on his ticket.

Sep 27

FIA To Receive Extra Money – How Will It Be Spent?

The president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt, will have to decide how additional income will be spent. (Photo: Getty Images)

The president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt, will have to decide how additional income will be spent. (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA’s confirmation that the new Concorde Agreement will bring in extra funds has put a focus on how that money will be used by the governing body – and Jean Todt has now agreed to set up a ‘task force’ to that end.

A statement today underlined that the FIA will get more money from the new Concorde Agreement. “This agreement provides the FIA with significantly improved financial means to pursue its regulatory missions and to reflect the enhanced role undertaken by the FIA in the Motor Sport.”