The FIA’s deputy president for sport Graham Stoker is standing as a candidate to take over as president of motorsport’s governing body when Jean Todt steps down at the end of the year.‘FIA for Members’.
His newly-announced opponent Stoker confirmed his bid today under the campaign banner ‘FIA for All’. Stoker, a sports law specialist who studied at the London School of Economics and the London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, is the United Kingdom’s representative on the World Motor Sports Council.
Ben Sulayem, who withdrew from a previous campaign bid in 2013, has been the FIA’s vice president for mobility and sport since 2008.
The pair have confirmed details of their leadership team candidates. Ben Sulayem has nominated Carmelo Sanz de Barros for head of the FIA Senate, Tim Shearman as deputy president for mobility and Robert Reid as deputy president for motorsport.
Among Stoker’s team is the current president of the FIA senate, Brian Gibbons, who is standing for re-election to the role. Stoker has also put forward Tom Kristensen as candidate for deputy president for sport and Thierry Willemarck as deputy president for mobility.
Todt is nearing the end of his third term as FIA president and is not seeking a fourth. He was elected to the position at the end of 2009, defeating his opponent Ari Vatanen.
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