Todt won’t back alcohol ban

Date published: May 28 2015 - Editor

Jean Todt has revealed the FIA won't be pushing for a ban on the advertising of alcohol in F1 as it is "not possible."

At last weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, known as Eurocare, called on the FIA to clampdown on alcohol advertising.

According to the organisation, Formula 1 has "extremely high exposure of alcohol advertising to audiences" whether that be through Williams Martini, McLaren and Johnnie Walker or Force India with Smirnoff and Kingfisher.

Todt, though, has ruled out getting involved.

Speaking at the International Transport Forum in Germany, the FIA President said: "The use of advertising for alcohol is not linked to the FIA. It's linked to each singular country.

"I'm completely against, and advocating against, drinking and driving, but each country needs to make his own job.

"You cannot ban alcohol, it is not possible, but you can educate people not to drink and drive.

"So we are working very closely on that because we know it is an essential topic to be addressed."