At the end of the year the International Automobile Federation will have a new president since the French Jean Todt he must leave his position yes or yes after completing his third term. Applicants are the English lawyer Graham stoker and the former Emirati pilot Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
The first to submit his candidacy was Ben Sulayem, who bases his platform on increase diversity and inclusion in motorsports. Now came the nomination of Stoker, current FIA vice president of sport and Todt's right-hand man.
The motto of his campaign is "FIA for all", something that aims to show that the entity works for all people and organizations in sport and mobility around the world.
Both candidates include motor sport personalities in their work teams. The Emirati leans on the British Robert Reid, who was a navigator of his Richard Burns (1971-2005). While English has Danish Tom Kristensen, nine times winner of the 24 Le Mans Hours and that he was president of the FIA Drivers Commission for five years.
It is clear that the top favorite is Stoker for having the support of Todt. In fact, he has already made his intention public "To be based on the work that the French has done in the last 12 years."
Jean Todt replaced the British at the head of the entity Max mosley (1940-2021) after winning the 2009 election to the former Finnish driver Ari Vatanen. The Frenchman was also re-elected in 2013 and 2017.
The FIA presidential elections will take place at the end of this year, before its General Assembly and the awards ceremony in December.