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Ward lodges complaint in FIA battle

David Ward to complain to the FIA over the manner of Jean Todt's campaign to secure another stint as president
The battle to become the next president of the FIA has taken a twist after it emerged that candidate David Ward is set to file a complaint to the Federation's Ethics Committee over the way in which current president Jean Todt has run his campaign.

In a statement released on his campaign website, Ward and his team accused Todt of attempting to 'distort the FIA's election process' to secure re-election, and suggested that the Frenchman had 'been using FIA resources to try to predetermine the election outcome even before the process had begun'.

Ward revealed last month that he planned to go up against Todt for the role of FIA president, which the former Ferrari team boss has held since taken over from Max Mosley back in 2009.

It is now claimed that Todt has used a series of FIA meetings around the world to try and gain written commitments to support his bid, with Ward insisting that such a move was against the regulations in place.

“It is vital that the FIA election processes are conducted in a fair, democratic and transparent manner,” he said. “I believe that demanding signature of support agreements in these circumstances represents a serious violation of the FIA's rules, regulations and ethical code.

“The complaint will enable the Ethics Committee to investigate the legitimacy of these agreements, the circumstances in which signatures were demanded, and whether it is an appropriate use of the FIA's resources for its staff and management to pursue Mr Todt's personal re-election ambitions at official FIA regional meetings.”


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