New FIA president Jean Todt has declined to rule out finding a role within the Paris based federation for his opponent Ari Vatanen.
The pair waged a hard-hitting contest for control of F1's governing body, but outgoing president Max Mosley hinted that his successor might "find something for (Vatanen) to do" under Todt's rule.
"He had his list (of supporters), and I had mine," FIA president Todt is quoted as saying in an interview with Agence France-Presse.
"But we cannot exclude any outcome. We need competent people," the Frenchman added.