The F1 teams' verdict on president Todt

The F1 teams' verdict on president Todt

Max Mosley and the Formula 1 teams certainly did not always see eye to eye, but now the FIA has a new leader. Mark Glendenning found out how F1 team bosses are reacting to Jean Todt's victory

When Jean Todt's name was first linked to the FIA presidency, the fears were as immediate as they were predictable.

Those opposed to the idea of the Frenchman stepping up to replace the outgoing Max Mosley fretted privately that Todt would represent nothing more than a different face fronting the same regime. Their fears were not allayed by Mosley himself publicly backing Todt's campaign, nor by the rumours – none of which were substantiated – of the FIA assisting Todt in securing support.

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