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Jean Todt set for third term as FIA president to 2021

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Jean Todt is set to enjoy a third term as FIA president running to the end of 2021 after being confirmed as the sole candidate in the upcoming elections.

Former Ferrari Formula 1 chief Todt took over as FIA president in 2009 from Max Mosley, defeating Finnish rally legend Ari Vatanen in a head-to-head race.

Todt ran unopposed in 2013 after possible candidate David Ward withdrew from the race, and will do so once again this year after it was confirmed by the FIA on Wednesday there would be no competition.

The Frenchman confirmed back in May that he planned to run for a third term as FIA president, which will be confirmed at the upcoming Annual General Assembly meeting in Paris, taking place on December 8.

Todt has placed a heavy focus on global road safety throughout his tenure as FIA president, as well as helping to form the World Endurance Championship and Formula E series.

Full details on the presidential list for the election are available on the FIA website here.

MRTI: Juncos signs Carlos Cunha for Pro Mazda campaign

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Juncos Racing continued to bolster its entries in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires by signing Carlos Cunha to pilot a third Juncos Pro Mazda entry for 2018. Cunha, who finished third in the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season on the back of seven podium finishes, joins Rinus VeeKay and Robert Megennis in Juncos’ Pro Mazda lineup for 2018.

Cunha previously tested with the team at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in October and joined Juncos for the Chris Griffis Memorial test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in November, testing cars for both the Pro Mazda and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires teams.

“It’s great to become a part of Juncos Racing,” said the 18-year-old Cunha. “I am really excited to start the 2018 season with Juncos Racing. This fall we did some testing together and from there I was able to see how focused everyone on the team is and I even felt like I became a part of their family in no time. I am confident we will get great results together next year and I look forward to learning and growing more with the team. It will be a huge pleasure and also a great responsibility to carry the number one on my car, thanks to (2017 Pro Mazda champion Victor Franzoni) and I hope to deliver it back to the team at the end of the year!”

Team owner Ricardo Juncos added, “We are excited to add Carlos to our Pro Mazda lineup. From the moment we started testing with him in early October, we knew he would be a great fit for our team. Carlos has been very quick in testing and even had an impressive showing in the Indy Lights car at the Chris Griffis test back in October. He had a great run this past season in the Pro Mazda series and we are confident he will carry that momentum into the 2018 season.”

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