Jean Todt (Datuk Seri) – former Ferrari boss and the fiancee of Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh (Datuk) is running against Finnish candidate Ari Vatanen for the prestigious FIA.

Todt, who presided over a golden era at Ferrari with Michael Schumacher winning five titles in a row from 2000 to 2004, will be seen as the favourite for the job, given his reputation and existing roles within the FIA.

On July, 15 Max Mosley had agreed not to stand for a fifth term in the wake of a peace deal struck between the Formula One Teams’ Association and the FIA in Paris last month.

If elected, Todt is unlikely to go down well with the Formula One teams still threatening a breakaway series.