Mohammed Ben Sulayem replaces Jean Todt as president of the FIA after beating Brit Graham Stoker in election… and new F1 chief will have a lot on his plate with Abu Dhabi fall-out and controversy over future of race director Michael Masi to deal with

Mohammed Ben Sulayem of the United Arab Emirates will be the first non-European president of motorsport’s world governing body after being elected on Friday, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said. The FIA is the governing body for Formula One, the World Rally Championship, World Endurance and Formula E among other series. We are thrilled that 62% of all clubs have given us their vote,” said Ben Sulayem’s ‘FIA for Members’ campaign on Twitter. Ben Sulayem, previously an FIA vice-president and World Motor Sport Council member, has Brazilian Fabiana Ecclestone, the wife of former Formula One supremo Bernie, on his team.

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