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Who Is the New FIA President, Mohammed Ben Sulayem?

Jean Todt stepped down after twelve years and three phrases on the helm of motor racing. Mohammed Ben Suleyman is the brand new FIA president. However who’s he?

Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been elected President of FIA on the Annual Normal Meeting in Paris. The assembly came about final December, simply 4 days after the controversial finale of the Method 1 season. He defeated fellow candidate Graham Stoker, receiving 61.2% of the votes from FIA Member Membership. 36.61% of votes went to Stoker, with 1.76% abstaining.

Europeans and People could have heard little in regards to the United Arab Emirates-born former rally champion. However he has been one of many primary Arab main motorsport figures for many years. His CV contains 14 FIA Center East Rally Champions titles between 1983 and 2002.

In 2008, he turned the primary Arab Vice President of the FIA. He was additionally the primary to be elected to the FIA Motor Sport Council. Ben Sulayem was the one who pulled the strings to carry a Grand Prix to the United Arab Emirates. Thus UAE presently hosts the race in Abu Dhabi.

Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the primary non-European FIA president

Born in Dubai, the 60-year outdated will fulfill a four-year time period on the head of the governing physique of motor racing. He’s the primary non-European FIA President. For a begin, he promised to double motorsport participation and strengthen range and inclusion.

“I’m very honored”, he says. “I want to categorical my infinite gratitude within the identify of the FIA and that of its Members to Jean Todt for all that he achieved over the previous 12 years”, the brand new FIA head added.

Todt turned President again in 2009 and his three phrases have ended by the tip of final season. “A chapter has come to an finish. We might be collectively happy of our achievements in motorsport and protected and sustainable mobility over the previous 12 years”, the Frenchman stated.

“We are going to miss him and I want him the perfect for his future and the following chapter in his unbelievable profession”, stated Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Method 1.




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