16 Jul 2009

Mosley backs Todt as successor

6:45 am on 16 July 2009

Max Mosley is backing the former Ferrari boss Jean Todt as his replacement after ending speculation that he would seek a fifth term as International Automobile Federation president.

In a letter to all FIA member clubs, 69 year old Mosley recommended Todt as the ideal person to take over.

Finland's Ari Vatanen, the 1981 world rally champion, is the only declared candidate for the job so far.