FIA: Qatar’s Nasser Khalifa Al Attiyah voted FIA Vice President for Sport Middle East replacing Ben Sulayem

FIA: Qatar’s Nasser Khalifa Al Attiyah voted FIA Vice President for Sport Middle East replacing Ben Sulayem

Jean Todt and Nasser Al Attiyah in Paris last Friday Dec 6th 2013

Paris, Dec 6th, 2013 -The FIA General Assembly, held in Paris, France, marked the end of the annual meeting week attended by sport and mobility FIA Member Clubs from around the world and which culminated with the FIA Prize Giving Gala that evening. The FIA President, Jean Todt, along with Senate President Nick Craw and Deputy Presidents Brian Gibbons and Graham Stoker, welcomed the delegates to the meeting, thanking them for their active participation in the week’s activities.

Nasser Al Attiyah is voted as Vice President of FIA for Sport in Middle East region-

In a historical achievement for Qatar, and the wider Gulf region,  Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Attiyah – the head of the Qatari National Sporting Authority (QMMF) and General manager of Losail International Circuit, was newly elected as a FIA Vice President for Sport, replacing UAE’s Mohammed Ben Sulayem Sulayem who had previously served two terms as the Vice President for Sport, since 2008 under current FIA President Jean Todt and his predecessor, Max Mosley.

John Todd was re-elected for the second successive period till Dec.2017, Todt was un-challenged, due to British candidate David Ward failing to submit a full list of votes as per the regulatory procedures of FIA.

Al Attiyah is the first Arab to occupy the same position in two separate International unions of both FIA & FIM [Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme].

The Frenchman John Todd list was announced the favourite to head the FIA, the list includes 27 members, 6 of them are Vice Presidents joining Al Attiyah in the election.

Al Attiyah is currently in charge of the Middle East region for Sport while Ben Sulayem now heads the region as Vice President for the Mobility aspect of the FIA.

Al Attiyah announced his full proud and satisfaction as a Qatari, Gulf, and Arab of this achievement

“I am sure that what has come true here in the headquarter of FIA – France – at the general assembly meeting, something I am personally as a Qatari, Gulf, and Arab proud of it” Al Attiyah Said.

Al Attiyah also emphasized that such achievement is considered a commitment to promote and develop the concept of FIA in the Middle East region, and this is what we all seek throughout this position.

FIA President and Presidential list- a full list can be viewed on the FIA website here

FIA President Jean Todt was unanimously elected for a second four-year term by the Members of the General Assembly. The President of the Senate, Deputy and Vice Presidents were also adopted as part of the Presidential List:

President of the Senate                     Nicholas Craw (ACCUS, United States of America)

Deputy President, Sport                    Graham Stoker (MSA, United Kingdom)

Deputy President, Mobility                 Brian Gibbons (NZAA, New Zealand)

Regional Vice Presidents for Sport:

Middle East                                        Nasser Khalifa Al-Attiyah (QMMF, Qatar)

Africa                                                  Surinder Thatthi (MSA, South Africa)

North America                               José Abed (OMDAI, Mexico)

South America                               Hugo Mersan (TACPY, Paraguay)

Asia-Pacific                                      Morrie Chandler (Motor Sport NZ, New Zealand)

Europe                                                Michel Boeri (ACM, Monaco)

Europe                                               Carlos Gracia Fuertes (RFEA, Spain)


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8 hrs ago


Throwing it back to the #Moto2 race of the #BritishGP 2012 🇬🇧

Enjoy the last laps battle for the 2nd place between Marquez and Redding! ⚔️

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Great performance by Pol & Scott at the end💪🏼..that was a cracker💥..

I was there.....Brilliant racing!!

Very drunk day but remember the race. Loved watching Scott race. All packed and ready for Silverstone Thursday morning.

Fantastic battle 👍

I was there, great finish. Home crowd went wild when Redding got back in front, then deadly silent when Marquez had a look up inside on last bend, then wild again when Redding cut back across. Amazing stuff!

Awesome pictures!


however Mac Marquez with his current performance does not have to be Marquez's best

Very nice

Very nice

All these guys are big talents. Many riders like Pol Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Antony West & many more are great riders and capable of winning championships ( capable ). People underestimate these guys by their bad results, but material is key in these classes, especially in the MotoGp class. Give them a solid ride and they'll blow your mind

Redding never got the ride he deserved.

2019, #93 is the winner..😋🏁

special suter chassis for marc and mysterious team 😉 after marc step up to motogp, this team directly disappear, nobody know where are they now.

Just shows how good Redding was but never really got the bike to really take it to them in Motogp.

Man, I miss Scott Redding in the padock "let's get it babi"

Muy buena carrera no apta para cardíacos 🤭🤭🤭

Forget just how good Redding could have been with a decent bike


Nice to see maq battle for other place than 1st

Kaj mu je pa SCOTT REDDING naredil,šale in kape.😀

Bring back Redding

duel one on one in the final lap marquez lose .....

Amirul Zahrif Rosli nk top fan jgk ka? xyah la kait dgn aku. huhu

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10 hrs ago


The dramatic moment which cost Marc Márquez a shot at victory at Silverstone two years ago! 😱

The world champion's misfortune opened the door for Andrea Dovizioso to snatch the win! 💨

#BritishGP 🇬🇧
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Encore! Encore! Do it again!

Good Day all.

Unlikely to be repeated! Hope Dovi brings his A game though. 👍🏼👍🏼

Gave the rest a chance

So what's new?? Sometimes these kind of technical failures happens in Motorsport... Very rare that engine blow sky high to premier class bike.

Fast forward >>>> he is the world champion!!

Saya Mie Halim moh top fan sama sama

I love coming here and waiting for all the Yellow gob smokers.

I thought "the legend" was gonna win that day.. 😅

Was at this race, and that bike blowing up was almost as good as a Rossi win 😀

RAre footage for sure

Ah, I could watch that Honda blow up all day every day...

Alex Groenewold finger cross 😅👍.. voor komend weekend

#MM93 Come Back STRONGER! 💪💪💪😎👍👍👍



And finaly , the boss MM93 won the title one more time

Nothing can stop him not even a broken bike ! Simply the king of MotoGP !

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13 hrs ago


Cue the celebrations, Bob! 🍾👏 ... See Less

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( •_•) ( >💎 oh! Preciosa insignia! /︶\

Must be an awesome feeling..I certainly Would love to work with f1 even if it was to clean a window.

Nice. Long time lots of great words over the years

Awesome to get behind the scenes!

I love the voice of that guy

Cheers to the great Bob!!!

Amazing. I remember this voice. Thanks.

More than 660 wow ! I mean that’s amazingly nice, being with the next generation sharing your experience & catching something new from them it’s a nice way. Good going Bob keep it up & don’t forget to change the baton when you still can... 👍

It’s nice to now be able to put a name/face to the voice. Keep up the good work Bob. 🎤 🔈

Bobs Brilliant we love Bob in our house 👍🏻

Love these little insights into the F1 community 👍

Amazing with the “carmen opera” music

Awesome to put the face to the voice.

Hey I’m a top fan again, but it is really cool to put a face to the voice. I never really thought about it till I saw this

Big respect for Bob cheers 🍾🍾

I now have proof of what he does when he goes away. He is my legend

I should celebrate with champagne too after being promoted to top fan for god knows what reason 😂

Finally we get to see the man! 🙌🏻

I always wondered who did the podium announcements and if it was done locally or in England. 👍

Thanks for the Top Fan position!

Never seen the man behind the legendary announcements !

Wait, what if he is the meow guy! 😆

Always wondered who did the podium announcements and now we can put a face to the voice

660 races and counting .....give Bob some champaaaaaaaagne!! 🍾🍾

The unsung hero of F1 😁😂🍾

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