jamsbong wrote:If one wish to be president, you've got to have a clever mind in politics.
Jean Todt’s victory in the FIA election was pretty much as expected, although there were a few who, perhaps from wishful thinking, managed to convince themselves that Ari Vatanen would sneak up and win. That did not happen. There were lot of headlines, conspiracy theories and complaints but in the end the FIA rejected Vatanen’s ideas of “democracy”.
I have been convinced for some time that Jean Todt was going to win by a landslide. Why? Because his campaign was much more convincing than that of Ari Vatanen, who seemed to spend his time slagging off the FIA, the system, Max Mosley and Jean Todt. You do not win elections with negativity. You win elections with convincing ideas and careful politicking.
I have a vague suspicion that the current FIA big cheese in F1 circles – Alan Donnelly – will have a lesser role in the future as he was very closely associated with Max Mosley and this will probably count against him now.
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Absolutely right. And I will add that the system may not be right or fair, but crucially, it must be seen to be right. Mr Vatenen has just demonstrated it is almost impossible to change a system from 'without'.WB wrote:
In my view the FIA also needs to look at a more representative formula for the voting weights.
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