FIA president Jean Todt looks set to get a free pass next month for a third term at the head of motor racing's governing body.
Todt, who took over at the helm of the international institution from Britain's Max Mosley in 2009 after guiding Ferrari during its golden Schumacher years, announced last spring his intention to stand for a third four-year term.
The November 17 deadline for rival FIA candidates to register for the election has come and gone, without any contenders stepping up to the mantle.
The FIA will therefore ratify Todt's default election at its general assembly scheduled on December 8.
The Frenchman's third term will end at the end of 2021, after which he will not be allowed to stand for re-election as FIA rules limit an elected president to three terms.