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Jean Todt is the new FIA president 23rd October 2009, 18:59

Jean Todt’s victory in today’s FIA election is not likely to be greeted with a great deal of surprise. He was the preferred choice of outgoing president Max Mosley, and that clout was always going to count for a lot. Sure enough, Todt won with 135 votes to Vatanen’s 49, with 12 abstentions. The FIA […]

Who do you want to see in F1 in 2010?

With potentially six new places available on the grid for F1 drivers in 2010 we’re set for an influx of new names next year. Who will be the lucky half-dozen to get the places? Fresh new rookies? Experienced hands making comebacks? Third drivers hoping for race team promotions? Here’s a list of some of the […]

F1 links: Donington fund-raising fails

End of the road for Grand Prix dream? (Leicester Mercury) "The Leicester Mercury understands that £120m worth of bonds issued earlier this week have now been withdrawn." Silverstone stands by as Donington fund-raising bond is withdrawn (Daily Telegraph) "'Silverstone will have the opportunity of exactly the same contract as Donington,' he said two weeks ago […]

The FIA goes to the polls

After months of build-up the FIA presidential elections finally take place today. But will the winner be Max Mosley’s choice Jean Todt, or the fans’ favourite Ari Vatanen?