Outgoing FIA president Jean Todt will be replaced by Mohammed Ben Sulayem following Friday’s election at the general assembly.

Ben Sulayem will be the FIA’s first non-European president in its history, securing 62% of the votes in the election, according to his team.

Todt has now stepped down from his role as president, in which he served for 3 full terms.

“I am truly honored to be elected President of the FIA,” Ben Sulayem said in a post on social media. “Thank you all so much. I am humbled by the trust you’ve placed in me and the team and we pledge to govern in the interests of all members.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to Jean Todt for his leadership over the past 12 years and commend Graham Stoker on his campaign. We look forward to working with all who seek the betterment of this Federation we all love.”

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