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Jean Todt or David Ward: Assessing the Candidates for FIA’s Next President

Fans of Formula One rarely bat an eyelid at the goings on of the FIA. The exception to this is usually when the sport's governing body gets involved in some sort of political debate or controversy within the teams—such as the McLaren Spygate scandal in 2007 or Mercedes' Pirelli test earlier this year. But fans should care about the upcoming presidential election, in which there are two candidates, because there is growing uncertainty over the transparency of motorsport's world governing body. Existing FIA president Jean Todt, of Ferrari team principal fame, has been challenged by David Ward. Here, we take an initial look at what each men stands for.   Jean Todt Who is He? Ex-Ferrari team principal Jean Todt is the current F...

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