F1 » Ward quits FIA role to stand as presidental candidate

David Ward has finally confirmed that he intends to stand against Jean Todt in the forthcoming FIA presidential elections.

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest


August 29, 2013 11:38 AM

So who is worse? David or Jean?

Answers on a postcard.

I'd be genuinely interested in everyone's opinion.

Not a huge fan of Todt's myself but he's probably been better than Max (marginally).


August 29, 2013 12:01 PM

Taz, I expected more from Todt, he's been as quiet as a mouse for most of his tenure, although compared to Mosley that's probably a good thing as he seemed to be at the centre of every problem, argument, dungeon on a weekly basis.
I don't know much about Ward but being Mosley's side kick for years is a concern.


August 29, 2013 2:36 PM

ty , I agree about todt. he has been outstanding in his silence, and has never stood his ground when needed. when he was with Peugeot and Ferrari, he was in the news nearly every week. now....zilch. I don't know much about ward, but if he was mosleys sidekick, he could well turn out to be more effective?


August 29, 2013 3:41 PM

Richard, Exactly, at Peugeot and Ferrari Todt was a great leader, where's that leadership gone? It's starting to look like he just took on this job as a nice money spinning prelude to retirement. Shame as I thought he'd bring some much needed common sense to the table.
I wonder if Ari would have been the better choice after all?


August 29, 2013 4:14 PM

So these are the only options?

I'm still not convinced that an organization that looks after caravan clubs, breakdown assistance & crash test dummies should also be administering motorsport.
I've been a fan for years, held media accreditation, & shot thousands of photos but I get no vote. Suzie Homemaker with her caravan club membership gets one ... odd.

The election & voting process is seriously flawed too.
These guys need to campaign for nominations & votes. That just opens it all up to bribery & favour bartering.


August 29, 2013 4:34 PM

Fullofit, Agreed the current set up is wide open to lobbying, (something that Ward himself was accused of last time)
Giving Burundi or Trinidad and Tobago the same voting power as Germany, USA, UK etc is not ideal. Offer someone a new bin for their car park and bingo you've grabbed a couple of votes!

Page 1 of 3
1 2 3  »

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.