Jean-Marie Balestre (April 9, 1921 – March 27, 2008) was the president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile between 19851993.

He was preceded by Paul Metternich and succeeded by Max Mosley.

Balestre banned Group B rallying in the World Rally Championship after Henri Toivonen was killed in a fiery accident at the 1986 Tour de Corse, and is also known for improving the safety of Formula One by introducing crash test requirements for F1 cars.

V T E List of Presidents of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)
AIACR De Zuylen de Nyevelt • De Vogüé • De Rohan-Chabot
FIA De Rohan-Chabot • De Liedkerke Beaufort • Carraciolli di Castagneto • Andrews • De Merode • Metternich • Balestre • Mosley • Todt

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