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He also is said to endorse Jean Todt as his replacement.
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posted Jul 16, 2009
Ferrari need all the help they can get... but Ari would bring less baggage to the party...
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Todt has too much Ferrari loyalty...
You cannot be serious in having todt as president! he will you know "favour" certain teams, it will be back to: F.I.A (Ferrari.international.assistance)
Whether it's Vatanen or Todt who will be the next F.I.A president they will both be light years better than Mad Max. It's just a shame that the fans who actually watch the sport aren't allowed to vote. Vatanen would get my vote. Todt has been a Ferrari man for too long and would be accused of bias towards them even if the decision is correct.Anyway, bye bye Max and will you please never show your face again.
To whom it may concern...Please Please PLEASE vote for Ari Vatenan!The FIA do not need someone as blinkered as Jean Todt steering their ship... From what I have seen & read, Ari comes across as a well rounded individual who will have the interests of ALL motorsport at heart...
Todt would be a disaster: any decision that appeared to favour Ferrari would be pounced on as evidence of bias - even there was none. And if Mosley thinks he's the right man, that settles the case!Ari's the man: experienced both inside and outside motorsport.
Maybe Max decided to accept Bernie's offer of a blank cheque. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8145823.stm
It's gonna be very interesting to hear what the two candidates have to say for themselves between now and October.Todt will be the favourite amongst the FIA members but it would be better for everyone if they took the more radical step of electing Vatanen.He would be a more credible and less divisive president than Jean Todt, who will always be dogged by his previous associations with Ferrari and Max Mosley.
posted Jul 17, 2009
Going for Todt, as Ari looks too much like a young Max.Oh! And I think he has thr 'Right Stuff'.
posted Jul 18, 2009
Sumpplug "Ferrari need all the help they can get... Assume you were being funny as the last place they, or any team, should be getting help is from the FIA president.And the previous, "..Ari looks like a young Max".This is hopefully also delivered with a comical intent, otherwise it is insane.Todt is 63 already so close to the age most of us with less demanding jobs are pushes out to pasture. He also brings far too much baggage and would not be seen as independant by the teams.Max has publicaly named Todt as his prefered replacement, I would have to agree with Vatanan this is a little shoddy.Ari has a sporting history, no F1 baggage, a political career behind him and 10 years on Todt.Max called Todt,"The outstanding motorsports manager of his generation".If you were seeking to run an F1 team perhaps he would be the man for the job, but the FIA is about more than just motorsports.Ari Vatanan is the only man who seems to recognise that as he has spoken about supporting the 1 billion automobilists in the world.Assume support means protect them from greedy governments levying yet more taxes on the motorists' backs, using the green excuse of course.
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