Updated: Friday, 06 December 2013 19:26 | By Agence France-Presse

Formula One's Todt reelected as FIA president

Jean Todt was unanimously reelected for a second term as president of motorsport's ruling body the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on Friday.

Formula One's Todt reelected as FIA president

The president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt, speaks during a press conference at the Argentine Automobile Club in Buenos Aires on August 1, 2013

The result was a foregone conclusion as the 67-year-old Frenchman was unopposed in the election after Britain's David Ward withdrew from the race last month after failing to secure enough support to be nominated.

Todt has been president of the FIA since October, 2009, following a career in motor sport management with Peugeot in world rallying and later, from 1992, with further huge success at Ferrari from 1993 in the Michael Schumacher era.

In contrast to four years ago when he won the election by 135 votes to 49 for his rival, Finn Ari Vatenen, Todt this time only needed a show of hands from FIA delegates.

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