Todt officially re-elected for third term


Jean Todt will continue in his role as FIA president for a third and final term, with official confirmation coming at the annual General Assembly in Paris.

Todt was completely unopposed in the election after the deadline passed with no new candidates emerging, meaning Todt will stay as president until 2021.

“It is gratifying to have such universal support,” said Todt. “I would like to thank all of the member clubs of the FIA for their support.”

“I see this as a validation of the direction the FIA has taken under my leadership, and as encouragement to continue the programme we have pursued over the past eight years.”

Todt has been a huge advocate of road safety since his tenure first started in 2009 and will oversee the implementation of the Halo cockpit safety device in Formula 1 next season – a move that has been widely criticised.

“From time to time there are some who challenge this role,” he added, “And I remind them that motor sport will always need a regulator, it will always need fair play, it will always require ethics, and it will always need an independent referee.”

“This is the vital role the FIA plays and one it will continue to play in the future.”

An FIA president can only serve for a maximum of three terms, so Todt will have to stand down at the end of this current four-year spell.