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Topic - Jean Todt
Jean Todt unanimously won a second term as president of motorsports governing body FIA on Friday, running unopposed.
Maria de Villota, a pioneering Formula One test driver who lost an eye and nearly died in a crash last year, was found dead Friday in a hotel room in Seville, Spain. She was 33.
A new contract between motor sport's governing body, Formula One teams and F1's commercial rights holder about the terms of racing looks set to be soon implemented.
The head of Formula One says Pirelli will be allowed to run two three-day tests in a bid to resolve the tire blowouts that affected four drivers in the British Grand Prix on Sunday.
Team China Racing is the second team to sign up for next year's environmentally friendly Formula E championship, which will feature zero-emission cars racing in 10 cities around the world.
Team China Racing is the second team to sign up for next year's environmentally friendly Formula E tour, which will feature zero-emission cars racing in 10 cities around the world.
Formula One's governing body said the Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead as planned despite ongoing political instability in the country and threats by some groups to disrupt the event.
Formula One's governing body rescheduled the canceled Bahrain Grand Prix for Oct. 30, saying the decision reflects a "spirit of conciliation" in the troubled Gulf kingdom.
"My deepest condolences go to the De Villota family," said FIA president Jean Todt. "Maria was a fantastic driver, a leading light for women in motorsport and a tireless campaigner for road safety. Above all she was a friend I deeply admired."
"It is very rewarding for the FIA and for myself as president to see all the attraction it is creating, at the level of the cities, the teams, the competitors, the drivers," Todt said at the FIA's Paris headquarters. "I would say all the ingredients are there to prepare a very strong championship. Times are changing, and it is very important for the FIA to have a vision of the future ... electric cars in cities."