Are you happy with how F1 is being run by the FIA president?
Once every month at F1 Fanatic we look at how the president of the sport’s governing body, Jean Todt, is managing the championship.
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FIA developments since the last approval rating
The 2011 tyres impasse
A tyre supplier for 2011 still hasn’t been appointed. In the last Approval Rating I wrote:
It seems the sticking point at present is the teams’ inability to choose a preferred supplier. Michelin and Pirelli are said to be the favourites. Will the FIA step in and make the decision for them?
And it now looks like that is exactly what’s happening. While the teams are believed to be close to agreeing terms with Pirelli, Todt told a French newspaper earlier this month that the FIA would open a tender for the contract:
[The FIA] will soon launch a tender, with the commercial promoter of the championship, Bernie Ecclestone.
[The Formula One Teams' Association] FOTA may suggest that it decides, but the strong man is not he who speaks the loudest.
As well as being a direct challenge to FOTA, the tender threatens to further delay efforts to appoint a tyre supplier for 2011. An agreement was originally expected at the Spanish Grand Prix weekend.
The FIA’s ‘Make Roads Safe’ campaign, intended to reduce fatalities on the roads, is already endorsed by all the F1 teams who carry the campaign’s logo on their cars.
Jean Todt’s Approval Rating
As an F1 fan, do you approve or disapprove of the way Jean Todt is handling his job as FIA President?
- Approve (53%)
- Disapprove (23%)
- No opinion (24%)
Total Voters: 1,001
Jean Todt’s Approval Ratings