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08/05/09
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Todt reveals changes if elected FIA president  (GMM)  Jean Todt does not plan to be directly involved with formula one if he is elected to become FIA president later this year.

In his election agenda revealed on Wednesday, the former Ferrari boss said he proposes "appointing a commissioner responsible for the (FIA's) day to day management and governance" of F1 and the federation's other championships.

"A system of commissioners will reduce the need for the FIA president, or deputy to become directly involved in any particular championship and give more time to the leadership to concentrate on the strategic management of the FIA as a whole embracing the twin pillars of both mobility and motor sport," Todt's agenda read.

Todt also vowed to establish a Stewards Review Group to "examine improvements to the stewarding system" in series like F1 "and also to explore the development of stewards training courses to encourage their professional development".

Also on the 63-year-old Frenchman's presidential agenda is to no longer use the World Motor Sport Council for disciplinary matters such as the Lewis Hamilton lying scandal, or the McLaren-Ferrari 'spy-gate'.

Todt said "such cases can be both very time consuming, and controversial", so he wants to establish a "separate Disciplinary Panel" to carry out "investigations, hold hearings and recommended possible penalties" for the World Motor Sport Council to consider.

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