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Mr President: The rise and rise of Jean Todt

Last week's FIA Prize Giving in St Petersburg, Russia was a showcase event for sport's governing body, and for its incumbent president Jean Todt. The 72-year-old Frenchman has come a long way since he began his career in motorsport in 1966 driving the family Mini Copper in local rallying events. However, he soon decided that he was better suited to navigating than to being behind the wheel. He raced in the World Rally Championship as co-driver to the likes of Rauno Aaltonen, Ove Andersson, Achim Warmbold, Hannu Mikkola, Jean-Luc Therier, Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Timo Makinen. He worked for many of the competing manufacturers, and finally clinched the 1981 WRC manufacturers title at Peugeot...
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