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Trouble brewing at the FIA?

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20/10/2010

An Italian website claims that amidst unrest within the FIA, former president Max Mosley is considering making a comeback.

Following the confrontational approach taken by Mosley during his period at the helm, Jean Todt's reign has been positively trouble-free. Indeed, little has been heard of the Frenchman since he took office.

Ostensibly, Todt has been getting on with business, preferring a less head-on stlye of management than his predecessor. However, according to some sources all is not what it seems, and despite the apparent calm, much like a swan gliding gracefully on the water, there is furious paddling just beneath the surface.

In late August, a letter was sent to Todt and the various FIA member clubs and federations. The letter was signed David Smith, but this was clearly an alias.

The letter read as follows:

"The FIA will soon be considering a series of dangerous proposals for the reform of the statutes and of the decision making processes within the FIA.

While the final proposals are only available to a small group of paid new advisers and one or two elected members, the indications are very worrying for you the members.

The central pillar of the proposals is to hand to the FIA President substantial new executive powers over sport and mobility. The proposals centralize the FIA in a way never imagined under the existing statues and rules, with a small number of paid presidential advisers also being given wide ranging executive powers.

The two World Councils and the Senate will have much less power over the key day to day decisions of the FIA, with no say in the appointment of the CEO type of position. The appointment and dismissal being handed to the president alone.

The World Council under this new executive presidential system will only rubber stamp strategic decisions taken by the president and his hand chosen advisers.

The Senate will become less effective, and it is suggested that some of its members may also be chosen by the President - not elected by the General Assembly, as at present.

This would give the President effective control of the FIA Finances at a time when many questions have been raised about his financial management of your Federation.

The FIA is a Federation of clubs and sporting federations, it is a democracy that works by consensus, like the international Olympic Movement, it is a Global organisation of volunteers.

It would be a betrayal of the trust of the FIA members if this review is used merely to give more power to a President who already exercises enormous power under the existing rules.

These and other plans being discussed amongst the President and his private cabinet must be published immediately so that everyone within the FIA can judge whether this is the correct direction for our Federation, who's strength lies in it's federal structure, not in central control from an all powerful President and a group of unelected advisers.

I urge you to write to the President, and ask him to publish in full all of the proposals associated with the reform of the FIA already drafted by his advisers.

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