Sep 24, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT
FIA presidential election candidate David Ward has accused incumbent Jean Todt of a “serious breach” of the election rules as the row over Todt’s use of ‘support letters’ continues.
Ward claims Todt has broken FIA rules by using regional FIA events and meetings to obtain pledges of support for his candidacy before the beginning of the election period earlier this month.
In a letter to Jorge Tomasi Crisci, president of the Automobile Club of Uruguay, Ward said: “To use a sporting metaphor the support letters are like an illegal practice or a ‘jump start’ that has given Jean Todt an unfair advantage in the FIA’s election race. They should not have happened, and the breach of the rules should be investigated and subject to an appropriate penalty.”
Ward has formally complained to the FIA’s Ethics Committee over Todt’s conduct. Crisci wrote to Ward to defend the charges against Todt.
Ward added: “At the very least it would be in the best interest of the FIA if all the support letters signed before 6th September now be revoked.”
“By declaring them to be null and void, all the clubs involved would be released from any obligation they feel they may have unwittingly made before the election process had officially begun.”
The FIA president election will take place on December 6th.
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