FIA presidential candidate Ari Vatanen has withdrawn the court application he had lodged in order to guarantee a fair election.
The Finn had applied to the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris to impose measures to ensure that Friday's election was transparent. However, the FIA said on Tuesday that Vatanen had withdrawn the application after the former world rally champion and rival of Jean Todt for the presidency had a meeting with the incumbent, Max Mosley, where both candidates endorsed the fairness of voting procedure, with a series of elements confirmed for the vote:
• The presidential elections will be supervised by a Huissier de Justice throughout the entire procedure.
• There will be a private voting area for marking ballot papers available for those voters who would like to use it.
• Each candidate, along with their speakers in support, will be given an opportunity to present their case to the General Assembly for a maximum of 15 minutes. Mr. Todt and his team will take the floor first.