The FIA has announced the results of the other elections that have taken place during the General Assembly. The primary roles in the Todt administration remain the same with America’s Nick Craw as President of the FIA Senate, Britain’s Graham Stoker as Deputy President for Sport and New Zealand’s Brian Gibbons Deputy President for the Mobility side. There are six Mobility Vice-Presidents, who are elected by their regions, rather than being included on the Todt ticket. They are Thierry Willemarck (Belgium), Mohammed Bin Sulayem (United Arab Emirates), John Mutenda (Uganda), Ross Herron (Australia), Timothy Shearman (Canada) and Jorge Tomasi Crisci (Uruguay). They are joined on the World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism by eight Europeans, five Asia-Pacific representatives, two from North America and three from South America.
The World Motorsport Council is fundamentally the same as previously with a few small changes. Gone is Mohammed Bin Sulayem, replaced by Qatar’s Nasser Khalifa Al-Atya. The Italian Vice-President Enrico Gelpi is gone too, as he is no longer in charge of the Italian automobile club. There is a new Vice-President in Hugo Mersan of Paraguay. The others Jose Abed (Mexico), Michel Boeri (Monaco), Morrie Chandler (New Zealand), Carlos Gracia Fuertes (Spain) and Surinder Thatti, the Vice-President for Africa, remain the same. Thatthi’s position is rather odd in that he can no longer represent Kenya as the club there has thrown him out and there are investigations going on into what he was up to there. However, magically, he has popped up again in South Africa, which does not seem to mind being represented by a Kenyan. Bahrain’s Sheikh Abdulla Bin Isa Al-Khalifa retains his presidency of the CIK with an automatic seat on the World Council. Also sitting by right are Belgian François Cornelis, the President of the FIA Manufacturers’ Commission (who gives way to Stefano Domenicali when F1 matters are discussed) and Bernie Ecclestone (the F1 Commercial Rights Holder).
The ordinary members of World Motor Sport Council who retain their seats are Garry Connelly (Australia), Nicolas Deschaux (France), Zrinko Gregurek (Croatia), Victor Kiryanov (Russia), Vijay Mallya (India), Radovan Novak (Czech Republic), Lars Osterlind (Sweden), Vincenzo Spano (Venezuela), Singapore’s Teng Lip Tan, and China’s Heping Wan. Gone are Henry Krausz (Dominican Republic), Greece’s Vassilis Despotopoulos and Portugal’s Luis Pinto de Freitas and in their places come Japan’s Yoshiki Hiyama, Germany’s Hermann Tomczyck, the new ACI President Angelo Sticchi Damiani and Brazil’s Cleyton Pinteiro.