Frenchman Jean Todt to seek a third term as FIA president

PARIS (AP) Jean Todt will stand for a third term as president of motor sport's governing body this year.

Todt took up the position in 2009 when he replaced the outgoing Max Mosley and was re-elected on a four-year term in December 2013.

The election will take place in Paris in December.

The 71-year-old Frenchman says ''I have decided to seek a renewed mandate as president of the FIA'' adding that ''over coming months, my team and I will lay out our detailed program.''

Todt previously had a successful spell in Formula One as Ferrari general manager until 2007, helping the Italian manufacturer win six drivers' and eight constructors' titles and more than 100 grands prix.

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