The are approaching elections for the FIA presidency scheduled for the end of December and the two candidates for the succession of Jean Todt are defining the staff who will accompany them in case of victory in the count. Last May Graham Stoker – Todt’s current right-hand man and favored by the media – announced his intention to entrust the vice-presidency to a leading figure in motorsport, namely that of the nine-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Tom Kristensen.
FIA Presidency: it’s a two-way race for the post Todt
In the last few hours it was the other candidate, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, to communicate who his will be deputy in North and South America. For the first charge he chose Daniel Coen, currently general secretary of NACAM, the North American section of the FIA, which in the past has also held the role of international steward in various categories such as WTR, WTCC and Formula E.
FIA Presidency: Stoker relies on Kristensen as deputy
For the role of FIA vice president for South America, the choice is certainly a rupture, that of Fabiana Filosi, married to Bernie Ecclestone Since 2012. She is the first woman candidate for this position, thanks to 25 years of work among the promoters of the Brazilian Grand Prix and over time she has been part of numerous FIA commissions on mobility and women in motorsport. Ben Sulayem welcomed his new collaborators: “I welcome Fabiana and Daniel to join our team ahead of the FIA elections in December. They are perfect examples of what we are looking for in the connection between sport and mobility“.