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2021 FIA Annual General Assembly

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17.12.21

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) today elected a new President at its Annual General Assembly in Paris, France, with Mohammed Ben Sulayem winning a four-year term, alongside Deputy President for Sport Robert Reid, Deputy President for Automobile Mobility and Tourism Tim Shearman and Senate President Carmelo Sanz de Barros.

President Ben Sulayem takes over from outgoing FIA President Jean Todt whose third term came to an end today.

In light of the ongoing health crisis, this year’s AGA was held as a hybrid physical/online meeting, for the second year in a row with physical and remote voting used in determining the outcome of the Presidential election.

Addressing the Assembly, outgoing FIA President Jean Todt said: “Thank you to Deputy President for Sport Graham Stoker, Deputy President for Mobility Thierry Willemarck, President of the Senate Brian Gibbons, the members of the World Councils, the Senate, all of our commissions, Secretary General for Automobile Mobility and Tourism ad interim Onika Miller, Secretary General for Sport Peter Bayer, each department and all our volunteers, without whom nothing would be possible. I have great respect for what they do.
“Thank you to our promoters, all the mobility and sport stakeholders and to you, the Members of the FIA. You are the strength of the FIA and the pride of the FIA. Over the years I had the privilege to get to know you all individually and to visit you in your countries and we have created friendship and that will stay. That is the biggest emotion I have leaving the FIA. I have a strong wish and recommendation for whoever is elected – protect them, they are worth it. I wish you good luck. I was happy to be your President.”

Newly elected FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “Thank you very much for the trust and support you have given me. The FIA has given me a lot. It made my life and took me to where I am now and it’s time to give something back. I would like to thank my team and my family that has been with me all the time. I would like to also thank Graham Stoker for the challenge we had, and for some sleepless nights, and in the end we will both work for the FIA and we will lean on the experience of the past team. Thank you for the trust you have given me and I can assure you that what is in our manifesto will last.”

Presidential List
Today’s election results in the appointment of the following Presidential List:
 
LEADER OF THE LIST: Mohammed BEN SULAYEM

Title

Name

Nationality

Proposed by

President of the FIA

Mohammed Ben SULAYEM

United Arab Emirates

NA

President of the Senate

Carmelo SANZ DE BARROS

Spain

Real Automovil Club de España

Deputy President for Sport

Robert REID

United Kingdom

Motorsport UK

Deputy President for Automobile Mobility and Tourism

Tim SHEARMAN

Canada

Canadian Automobile Association

Vice-President for Sport (Middle East)

Abdulla AL KHALIFA

Bahrain

Bahrain Motor Federation

Vice-President for Sport (Africa)

Rodrigo FERREIRA ROCHA

Mozambique

Automovel & Touring Clube de Moçambique

Vice-President for Sport (North America)

Daniel COEN

Costa Rica

Automovil Club de Costa Rica

Vice-President for Sport (South America)

Fabiana ECCLESTONE

Brazil

Confederacao Brasileira de Automobilismo

Vice-President for Sport (Asia-Pacific)

Lung-Nien LEE

Singapore

Motor Sports Singapore

Vice-President for Sport (Europe)

Anna NORDKVIST

Sweden

Svenska Bilsportforbundet

Vice-President for Sport (Europe)

Manuel AVINO

Spain

Real Federación Española de Automovilismo

 
Decisions of the General Assembly
During today’s Annual General Assembly meeting, the following decisions were taken:
 
World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism
Eighteen members were elected from the candidate proposals received from FIA Automobile Mobility and Tourism Regions and validated by the Nominations Committee:
 
Region I
 

Name

Nationality

Proposed by

Didier BOLLECKER

France

Automobile Club Association

Marga DE JAGER

Netherlands

Koninklijke Nederlandse Toeristenbond

Jorge Fernando DELGADO

Spain

Real Automovil Club de España

Peter GOETSCHI

Switzerland

Touring Club Suisse

August MARKL

Germany

Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club

Györgyi MILOVUKOVICS

Hungary

Magyar Autoklub

Giuseppe REDAELLI

Italy

Automobile Club d’Italia

Gottfried WANITSCHEK

Austria

Österreichischer Automobil – Motorrad und Touring Club

 

Region II
 

Govinda BHATTARAI

Nepal

Nepal Automobiles’ Association

Michael BRADLEY

Australia

Australian Automobile Association

Nitin DOSSA

India

Federation of Indian Automobile Associations

Rifat SUNGKAR

Indonesia

Ikatan Motor Indonesia

Bernard TAY

Singapore

Automobile Association of Singapore

 
Region III
 

Alvaro OLIVER VENERE

Uruguay

Automovil Club Dominicano

Selwyn PERSAD

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Automobile Association

 
Region IV
 

Pedro Guillermo COFINO ORTEGA

Guatemala

Automovil Club de Guatemala

Gorki Salomon OBANDO ULTRERAS

Ecuador

Automovil Club del Ecuador

Alejandro QUINTANA

Chile

Automovil Club de Chile

 
World Motor Sport Council
Fourteen members were elected from among the applications received from Candidate proposals from the FIA full Members and validated by the Nominations Committee.
 

Candidates

Proposed by

Nationality

HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan AL FAISAL AL SAUD

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle
Federation

Eric BARRABINO

Monaco

Automobile Club de Monaco

Wayne CHRISTIE

New Zealand

Motorsport New Zealand

Garry CONNELLY

Australia

Motorsport Australia

Viktor KIRYANOV

Russia

Russian Automobile Federation

Tom KRISTENSEN

Denmark

Dansk Automobil Sports Union

Andrew MALLALIEU

Barbados

Barbados Motoring Federation

Amina MOHAMED

Kenya

Kenya Motor Sport Federation

Rado RASPET

Slovenia

Auto Sport Federation of Slovenia

David RICHARDS

United Kingdom

Motorsport UK

George SILBERMANN

USA

Automobile Competition Committee for the United States FIA Inc.

Jan STOVICEK

Czech Republic

The Autoclub of the Czech Republic

Serkan YAZICI

Turkey

Turkish Automobile Sports Federation

Tao ZHANG

China

Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of People of China

 
Elections to Committees and Disciplinary Bodies

Audit Committee
Two new members of the Audit Committee were elected at the General Assembly:
 

Candidates

Nationality

Bertrand BADRE (President)

France

Tom PURVES

United Kingdom

 
International Tribunal and International Court of Appeal 
The position of 19 judges were renewed, with the following being elected:
 

Candidates

Nationality

Proposed by

Laurent ANSELMI

Monaco

Automobile Club de Monaco

Rui BOTICA SANTOS

Portugal

Automóvel Club de Portugal

Michele CORRADINO

Italy

Automobile Club d’Italia

William Garrett CROTTY

USA

Automobile Competition Committee for the United States FIA Inc.

Michael GRECH

Malta

Touring Club Malta / Malta Motorsports Federation

Jaakko HIETALA

Finland

AKK – Motorsport

Thierry JULLIARD

Switzerland

Auto Sport Suisse

Mark KLETTER

Austria

F1 Teams

Jean-Christophe LEROY

France

Fédération Française du Sport Automobile

Jean LUISI

France

Fédération Française du Sport Automobile

Martin MAISNER

Czech Republic

The Autoclub of the Czech Republic

Javier MARTIN-MERINO

Spain

Real Federación Española de Automovilismo

Philip MOSER

United Kingdom

F1 Teams

Kyle NOVAK

USA

Automobile Competition Committee for the United States FIA Inc.

Robert PERGL

Czech Republic

Ustredni Automotoklub CR

Patrick RAEDERSDORF

Switzerland

Auto Sport Suisse

Dieter ROSSKOPF

Germany

Deutscher Motor Sport Bund

Walter SOFRONOFF

Australia

Motorsport Australia

Felippe ZERAIK

Brazil

Confederacao Brasileira de Automobilismo

 
Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee
One position was filled on the proposal of the World Motor Sport Council:
 

Candidates

Nationality

Expertise

Jose Antonio VELOSO

Uruguay

Medical

 
Amendments to the FIA International Sporting Code
The Assembly agreed to a number of amendments to the International Sporting Code, including the following:

  • Possibility of the substitute stewards and stewards to work remotely: Due to the current global situation, the Assembly extended the possibility for stewards to operate remotely under certain conditions.

Definition of Drifting: A specific definition of Drifting is introduced within the Code: "a Competition in which Drivers compete by aiming to accurately follow a pre-determined Course. Scoring will be done by Judges, based on a combination of line, angle, style and speed. Drifting can take place on either permanent or temporary Closed Courses, with two forms of Competition permitted: 1) Solo Drifting, often used for qualifying, will seed rivers compete one at a time to set as high a points score as possible, and / or 2) Tandem/battle Drifting, will feature two Drivers at the same time over a minimum of two runs. Each Driver will take the opportunity to be the leading vehicle for one run and the chasing vehicle for the other. The leading Driver’s objective will be to replicate what would be a perfect qualifying run, while the chasing Driver’s objective will be to mirror the run of the leader while maintaining as close proximity as possible. The Judges will determine the winner of each tandem/battle by comparing their performances across both runs (and any further runs as may be ordered)”.
 

Delegation of Sporting Powers
A request for the delegation of the Sporting Power from the Chinese Taipei Motor Sports Ltd (CTMS) to the Chinese Taipei Motor Sports Association (CTMSA) was approved by the Assembly, thus allowing for the selection and training of a national team for the FIA Motor Sport Games for 2022 exclusively.
 

FIA Members

Definitive affiliation of provisionally affiliated Clubs
 

Organisation

Country

Competence

Federação Angolana de Desportos Motorizados

Angola

Sport

Hellenic Motorsport Federation

Greece

Sport

Automobile Federation of Moldova

Moldova

Sport

National Automobile Club of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

Sport

Vietnamese Motorsports Association LLC

Vietnam

Sport

Groupe de Développement Sportif

Canada

Sport

 
Change of Status
 

Organisation

Country

Competence

Namibia Motor
Sport Federation

Namibia

Change from associate to
full Member

Rwanda
Automobile Club

Rwanda

Change from associate to
full Member as ASN 

Auto Sport d’Haïti

Haïti

Change from associate to
full Member

 
Resignation
 

Organisation

Country

Competence

The Camping and Caravanning Club

United Kingdom

Automobile mobility and tourism

 
Honorary Member

It is with pleasure that the General Assembly awards Honorary status to the following Members:
 

Title

Name

Président d’Honneur

Jean TODT

Vice-Président d’Honneur

Angelo STICCHI-DAMIANI

Vice-Président d’Honneur

Jose ABED

Vice-Président d’Honneur

Heping WAN

Membre d’Honneur

Michel FERRY

Président d’Honneur de Commission

Gérard SAILLANT

Président d’Honneur de Commission

Rod PARKIN

Président d’Honneur de Commission

Giuseppe MUSCIONI


Date and location of next meeting
The 2022 FIA Annual General Assembly and Prize Giving Ceremony will take place on 9 December 2022. The Assembly granted a mandate to the newly composed World Councils to determine the location and venue of the Assembly.