Jean Todt "will go for" second term as FIA president

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Jean Todt confirms that he will stand for a second term as president of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile.

Jean Todt has confirmed that he will stand for a second term as president of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile.

There had been suggestions that the 67-year-old might pull out of the running after David Ward, who is a close ally of former FIA president Max Mosley, had announced his intention to stand.

"There is no speculation. I will go for it," Todt told reporters. "Clearly we had to respect the procedure."

On the challenge presented by Ward, Todt added: "In life you must respect the freedom of everyone. Whoever wants to compete can compete."

Ward quit his job as director-general of the FIA Foundation to stand for the role of FIA president.

The winner of the sport's political battle will be announced in December.

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
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