[Rassegna stampa] 2021 should be the last year Jane Todd FIA driving and a two-way race is emerging to take over the leadership of Auto Union. The most reliable favorites to succeed former Ferrari manager Graham Stoker and Ben Slim. Their profile is below.
Graham Stoker A prominent attorney expert in sports law, international, governmental and environmental law, the British will be the perfect line of continuity 12 years after Jean Todt took over the presidency of the International Automobile Federation. Stocker joined the Federation in 2001, at the Court of Appeal, before becoming – in 2004 – a member of the FIA World Council as the representative of the United Kingdom. Appointed executive vice president of the FIA in 2009, he received two additional delegations to the same position in 2013 and 2017, and was the right hand for Todd throughout his career at leading the Federation.
I will water – From Dubai, at the age of 58, he has a long journey in mobilizing and directing policies from behind him. He is considered one of the most successful Arab drivers, and has won 12 victories in the Jordan Rally. In 2008 he joined the Vice Presidents of the International Automobile Federation and is among the members of the World Motorsport Council. Among the potential candidates for the federal presidency in 2013, Slim was a staunch supporter of Max Mosley and supported Todd’s 2009 campaign. Bin Sulayem is highly regarded by members of the Middle East and Africa countries.
These are some excerpts from the analysis of the certified British journalist Joe Saward In the duel to succeed Jean Todt at the helm of the FIA.
“[…] Jin Todd period and time for potential successors to start fighting […] What has emerged now appears to be a two-way race between Todt’s deputy, Graham Stoker, and former UAE rally driver Bin Sulayem. […] David Richards and Alejandro Agag left the scene and preferred Todt in favor of his deputy, also because of the possibility of remaining as honorary president. […] Stalker will ensure continuity and the conservative streak associated with the “old school”, the card that Bin Sulayem is playing, on the other hand, is a more universal FIA card. […] Todt has done a great job behaving well politically and making up F1 for what it should be […]”.