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GP Week : Issue 58
Todt first to reveal manifesto F IA Presidential hopeful Jean Todt has become the first of the candidates to officially unveil his manifesto. The Frenchman has said that his aims in office will be to build on the FIA’s strengths and to change the manner in which the body is organised and managed. “Over the next four years, the FIA should seek to build on its strengths, but also be ready to adapt its management and decision-making structures to make them more cost-effective, responsive and transparent,” his manifesto states. “We propose a thorough review of the FIA statutes to adapt and modernise where necessary the Federation’s structure and rules.” Todt has also proposed to appoint a commissioner for each of the FIA’s major championships, who will oversee the running of those championships. Oddly, however, Todt has claimed that this commissioner will also have a role in overseeing the championships’ commercial matters, despite the fact that the European Commission has banned the FIA from being involved in the commercial affairs of Formula 1. “The commissioner will represent the FIA in all regulatory and commercial issues relating to the championship, reporting to the World Council and relevant sporting commissions,” Todt’s manifesto goes on. “A system of commissioners will reduce the need for the FIA president, or deputy, to become directly involved in any particular championship and give more time to the leadership to concentrate on the strategic management of the FIA as a whole embracing the twin pillars of both mobility and motorsport.” Todt has also outlined his intentions to improve stewarding, and to install a separation of powers between the different arms of the FIA.