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Poll: If not Max, then who... (283 member(s) have cast votes)

  1. Bernie Ecclestone (2 votes [0.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.71%

  2. Ron Dennis (24 votes [8.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.48%

  3. Jean Todt (45 votes [15.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.90%

  4. Jackie Stewart (47 votes [16.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.61%

  5. Paul Stoddart (32 votes [11.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.31%

  6. Ove Anderson (11 votes [3.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.89%

  7. Tony Blair (7 votes [2.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.47%

  8. Anthony Hamilton (22 votes [7.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.77%

  9. Keep Max! (40 votes [14.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.13%

  10. Other (please comment below) (53 votes [18.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.73%

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#1 Perigee

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:13

Personally I think Max may still be the best of a bad bunch to head the FIA. But, clearly, few are entirely satisfied with him...especially when the FIA make a ruling against "their" team.

So, just a quick poll to see, who would you like to see in charge.

(apols if this has been polled previously, but it's good to keep up to date...)

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#2 undersquare

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:18

Frank Williams

#3 Spunout

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:38

This one will be interesting :D

I┬┤d keep Max.

#4 MichaelPM

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:41

Where is the Flavio option? he is actually most likely the best candidate for the job.

:rotfl: at Anthony Hamilton

#5 SÚbastien

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:42

1. Keep Max
2. Jean Todt
3. Flavio Briatore (why is he not included)

#6 jcbc3

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:50

Voted 'other'.

Considering FIA has many jobs besides motorsport there is no God given reason that the person in charge should have a racing back ground. It further eliminates the obvious problems of vested interests that a Dennis or a Todt would bring.

I would therefore think an auto-executive would be as good a choice as any. I immediately thought of Vendelin Wiedeking, since he knows the auto industry, knows something about the sport and has more money than God, meaning he can't be bought or sold. Furthermore he must be closing in on a termination of his Porsche contract. And he has a proven track record in management and financial prudence.

I would also think he would like to 'escape' the sahdow of Piech. ;)


(I know the above makes sense to me and not to many others including Vendelin, but one can dream)

#7 Spunout

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:51

Originally posted by MichaelPM
Where is the Flavio option? he is actually most likely the best candidate for the job.

:rotfl: at Anthony Hamilton


And where is G.W Bush? I heard he┬┤ll be available soon.

"Um...we need to have GP in Saudi-Arabia, land of Freedom and Democracy. Let┬┤s start up them weird pointy cars so that wings can take dreams!"

#8 jokuvaan

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:54

I remember Ari Vatanen was rumoured once into this position.

#9 Owen

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:57

Tony Purnell?

#10 BerndRos

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 13:19

Keep Max

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#11 united

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 13:24

Well, I think that current system of presidential elections in FIA gives a great preference to a person who is already inside the structure and know all the people.

I think Hermann Tomczyk might try.

#12 polymath

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 13:36

Mario Andretti - proved himself to be very diplomatic in the last few weeks

#13 Shockabuku

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 13:39

Originally posted by jokuvaan
I remember Ari Vatanen was rumoured once into this position.


Fantastic idea! :clap:

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 13:41

Ari Vatanen is da man for the job - passionate motorsport person and a seasoned politician who knows how to navigate with various interest groups. A WDC and multiple Paris Dakar winner and member of European Parliament :up:

#15 Jodum5

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 14:22

Pretty tongue in cheek set of options, so I played along and picked Anthony Hamilton.

#16 Timstr11

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 14:23

Nick Fry

#17 ensign14

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 14:25

ensign14

#18 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 14:27

Originally posted by Timstr11
Nick Fry


After what he has done for Honda?

#19 Jacquesback

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 14:28

Originally posted by MichaelPM
Where is the Flavio option? he is actually most likely the best candidate for the job.


Flav will take Bernie's job. The best man IMO is Ron Dennis, however I suspect Jean Toad will end up with the job.

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#20 Josta

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 14:30

Nigel Mansell

#21 HoldenRT

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 14:41

Flav

#22 xman

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 14:49

I voted Anthony Hamilton. ;)

#23 nigel red5

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 14:54

'Other'

Pat Symonds.

#24 Jacquesback

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 14:55

Originally posted by HoldenRT
Flav


Seriously, Flav's skillset is not suited for the FIA job. Flav is a hustler just like Bernie, he would make a terrible president. If you think some of Max's ideas are preposterous I can only imagine what Flav's would be like.

Although there would probably be a mandated quality of gridgirl based on Flav's criteria. :rotfl:

#25 SlateGray

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 15:00

Other, as in anyone other than Max

#26 Mika Mika

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 15:02

no-one affiated with any team, definatly not Ron or Jean or Flav!!!! That would be terriable!!!!!


Jeremy Clarkson :-)

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 15:07

Originally posted by Mika Mika
no-one affiated with any team, definatly not Ron or Jean or Flav!!!! That would be terriable!!!!!


Jeremy Clarkson :-)


That brought a smile on my face. I second that!

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#28 lukywill

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 15:14

Originally posted by nigel red5
'Other'

Pat Symonds.



:up:

#29 lukywill

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 15:14

Originally posted by ensign14
ensign14


:confused:

what happened to The 14th?!

#30 Perigee

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 15:45

OK - interesting results so far...evenly split between the like of RD and JT. Apart from "other" keeping Max seems to be a popular option!

Next time I will be sure to add Flav, Pat "The Ghost" Symonds(sp?), and perhaps, yes, even Jeremy Clarkson, and some others mentioned too ((ex?)Porsche boss etc,)

Also, I liked the idea of FW...I think most people see him as more fair-minded than either RD or JT...perhaps it is just due to less recent success, but he does seem universally respected.

Perhaps I'm surprised the only "available" relatively serious contendor that has received no votes is Ove Anderson...I entered him as a kind of universal "from motorsport but not currently active in motorsport" candidate, who nobody seems to have a gripe with. Maybe he is considered too lightweight?

Thanks for the voting and comments though....keep'em coming! :up:

#31 lukywill

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 15:52

any choice between current and former f1 capos will be a win for bernie.

long live balestre.

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#32 Chiara

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 16:58

Originally posted by nigel red5
'Other'

Pat Symonds.


:up: I'd have Pat Symonds and Ross Brawn as a double act - preferrably stitched into the same sweater. ;)

#33 hobbes

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 17:15

Todt is certainly capable enough but it makes sense why a lot of people wouldn't want him.

I cant imagine how RD can be president after the spygate. (yes maybe it wasnt his fault etc, but it was a big hit)

Having said that, Jeremy Clarkson would certainly kill the sport but he would probably have the most interesting ideas :p

#34 Risil

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 17:17

Tony George

#35 metz

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 17:26

Hillary Clinton... :smoking:

#36 UPRC

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 17:27

Why isn't Tony Purnell up there? He'd be my first choice by miles.

#37 jcbc3

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 17:28

Originally posted by Perigee
...Perhaps I'm surprised the only "available" relatively serious contendor that has received no votes is Ove Anderson...I entered him as a kind of universal "from motorsport but not currently active in motorsport" candidate, who nobody seems to have a gripe with. Maybe he is considered too lightweight?
...



errrh, I, for one, will never vote for the guy on whose shift Toyota was disqualified and banned for blatantly cheating in rallying and furthermore criminal proceedings were taken against two of his employees while he was in charge of their F1 programme. Anyone 'condemming' Ron Dennis should be doing the same to Ove Andersson twice over.

#38 OSX

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 17:37

Originally posted by jokuvaan
I remember Ari Vatanen was rumoured once into this position.


Vatanen would be a good choice although Pat Symonds (nigel red5's suggestion) would be even better. Of the bunch above? Um.. Ove.

#39 Atreiu

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 17:51

I don't know.
Perhaps someone with a racers spirit but that also understands what the fans want.

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#40 lukywill

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 18:02

Originally posted by Atreiu
I don't know.
Perhaps someone with a racers spirit but that also understands what the fans want.


that┬┤s the thing one who's trying to apply to the job should not do.

fia director should not understand anything but himself. and for sure would be careful enough to not listen what fans want.

fans want more of the same. (and the same in here is corporative excess of automobiles)

#41 Spyker MF1

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 18:11

Originally posted by undersquare
Frank Williams


:up:

#42 AyePirate

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 18:15

Originally posted by S├ębastien

Flavio Briatore (why is he not included)


Flavio has no interest in being an admin at the FIA.

Bernie's job is the one he want$

#43 lukywill

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 18:20

Originally posted by AyePirate

he want$


and you have a guilty thing.

money and f1 goes together.

racing has nothing to do with or without.

#44 AyePirate

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 18:23

Originally posted by lukywill


and you have a guilty thing.

money and f1 goes together.

racing has nothing to do with or without.


Nothing wrong with making money. Flavio is a wheeler dealer more of a like mind to Bernie that's all.

#45 jonpollak

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 18:28

Bob Varsha

Jp

#46 lukywill

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 18:44

Originally posted by jonpollak
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Jp


sure. and the fact that f1 isn┬┤t on 'open tv' anymore.

at least in portugal.

(and forget nascar. the chances are very small that americans will see a gt portuguese race than a us race, nascar or indy car)

#47 Perigee

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 18:55

Originally posted by jcbc3



errrh, I, for one, will never vote for the guy on whose shift Toyota was disqualified and banned for blatantly cheating in rallying and furthermore criminal proceedings were taken against two of his employees while he was in charge of their F1 programme. Anyone 'condemming' Ron Dennis should be doing the same to Ove Andersson twice over.

Granted. I rescind my comments regarding Ove.

I'm honestly not intimate with the details of the rallying cheating as I do not partilarly folow the sport (and accept the the FIA covers more than F1...). Was this the illegal airbox thing (which is the only reallying cheating I am slightly aware of, although I have no idea which team that referred to) or something else?

Perhaps I should Google it :)

Edit: Found (via Google via Atlas forums of course!) http://homepage.virg...com/tte_ban.htm


#48 drionita

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 19:05

Here in Italy we have the right man. He was at the same time President of FIAT, President of FERRARI, President of Press Association, President of Industry Association, President of the Bologna Fair, and some people wish he candidate in the next April political election.
He has all a man need to be the right FIA President.

Yes, he's Luca "Belli-capelli" Montezemolo!

Otherwise, I suggest Silvio Berlusconi ;)

#49 jonpollak

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 19:06

Originally posted by lukywill


sure. and the fact that f1 isn┬┤t on 'open tv' anymore.

at least in portugal.

(and forget nascar. the chances are very small that americans will see a gt portuguese race than a us race, nascar or indy car)



What the **** are you on about?
Haven't you got anything to do in your life my friend?

Jp

PS. drionita: LUCA?...Non va bene!!!

#50 giacomo

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 19:08

Jean Todt did a great job in every position he ever held.

He changed the mess Ferrari into a winning machine. He would change the Punch and Judy Show FIA into an organisation working like a clockwork.
And unlike Max Mosley, he's not interested into being in the headlines twice a week. This might be a good basis for a sensible and stable rulebook.