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Prince Paul Alfons von Metternich-Winneburg (full name and titles in German: Paul Alfons Maria Clemens Lothar Philippus Neri Felix Nikomedes, 6th Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg, 5th Duca di Portella, Graf von Königswart, Grande von Spanien 1st Klasse; born 26 May 1917 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria, Austria-Hungary – died 21 September 1992 at the Schloss Johannisberg, Geisenheim, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany) was a German-Austrian aristocrat, racing driver and the president of the FIA between 1975 and 1985. He remains the only German to hold the role.

Of German nobility, Metternich entered many races, including the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans (which he failed to finish), the Mille Miglia and the Monte Carlo Rally. He became president of the Automobilclub von Deutschland in 1960 and became a member of the FIA committee. In 1970 he was made president of the International Sporting Commission (CSI), and in 1975 he became FIA President. He retired from the role in 1985.

He was preceded by Amaury de Merode and succeeded by Jean-Marie Balestre.

External linksEdit

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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