FOTA congratulates Jean Todt on FIA election victory 

Written by David on October 23rd, 2009 at 7:21 pmLast Update: October 23rd, 2009 at 7:21 pm

FOTA, Formula One Teams' AssociationThe Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) today congratulated Jean Todt on his victory in the FIA presidential election, and welcomed him to his new position.

“I would like to send my best wishes to Jean Todt in his new role, as I have always appreciated his ability, dedication and commitment. I am sure that, under his guidance, the Federation will be rejuvenated and will restore a climate open to dialogue and constructive collaboration with the teams and FOTA, thus ensuring stability of the regulations and the whole environment,” said FOTA Chairman Luca di Montezemolo.

“Formula One is about to embark on a new phase: all the stakeholders must work together with an eye to the future, to increase the credibility and interest generated by this sport, tackling the technical and environmental challenges that await it, while keeping unchanged, those characteristics that have made it one of the most popular disciplines on the world stage,” he added.

“I extend my best wishes to Jean Todt as he takes on this demanding but crucial role,” continued FOTA Vice Chairman John Howett. “I am convinced that Jean Todt’s presidency represents an opportunity for all Formula One’s stakeholders to unite under his leadership and work together to strengthen our sport. FOTA is looking forward to supporting him to broaden the appeal of our sport among fans and sponsors while respecting Formula One’s great heritage to which he has contributed enormously.”

source: FOTA

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