Tag Archive: Jean Todt

Sep 23

FIA renews promoter agreement for FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Jean Todt and Walter Mertes have signed the contract extending the present agreement

F3 - Walter Mertes, CEO of the Formel 3 Vermarktungs GmbH and FIA President Jean Todt FIA and Formel 3 Vermarktungs GmbH (subsidiary of ITR) sign an extension of their agreement regarding the organisation and promotion of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

“Formula E; mission accomplished” – Alejandro Agag

Series boss reflects on inaugural season

Series boss reflects on inaugural seasonLondon’s thrilling season finale last month brought the inaugural Formula E season to a close and with it the conclusion of three and a half years work to turn a vision from FIA President Jean Todt into a reality.

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Jul 13

Mercedes ‘sharpening pencils’ to address F1 engine costs

Toto Wolff insists that Mercedes will look into the feasibility of reducing the costs faced by customers buying its F1 engines

2015-06-06_1979 Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says that Mercedes will look into the possibility of cutting the cost of F1 engines for customer teams, but admits that it would likely have a major impact on the manufacturer’s business model. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Todt willing to take control of F1 regulation changes

FIA President Jean Todt says he would be willing to accept calls to disband the Strategy Group

2015-06-21_0116Jean Todt says he is prepared to take control and determine the F1 regulations alongside Bernie Ecclestone, but isn’t convinced it would be popular amongst teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Piquet crowned at Formula E Awards Gala

Jack Nicholls & Jodie Kidd present awards at Natural History Museum

Jack Nicholls & Jodie Kidd present awards at Natural History MuseumNew FIA Formula E Champion Nelson Piquet Jr received his championship trophy in front of a packed audience at the Natural History Museum in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Todt convinced Renault, Honda will catch Mercedes

Jean Todt plays down Renault and Honda’s struggles, insisting they have the ability to catch Mercedes and Ferrari eventually

2015-06-21_0119Jean Todt says he is certain Renault and Honda have the ability to catch Mercedes and Ferrari, despite Christian Horner saying the sport cannot afford to the manufacturers struggling in this climate. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Todt vows to bring engine costs down

Jean Todt says he takes responsibility for the current cost of the V6 Hybrid power units, but says he is determined to reduce them

2015-06-21_0115 FIA President Jean Todt says he remains supportive of the current V6 hybrid engine regulations, but admits they have become too expensive and it is his intention to bring down costs for customers. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

FIA president Jean Todt gets UN role

He will assist the UN Secretary General in mobilising sustained political commitment towards road safety.

2014-06-14-1001 FIA president Jean Todt, the man who had the vision of creating an all-electric racing series – has been appointed as Special Envoy for Road Safety by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

The 2015 season is go!

 Watch the video of the launch of what promises to be an exhilarating year.

Description de l'imageThe World Series by Renault launched its eleventh season at the Atelier Renault on Paris’ Champs-Elysées tonight, with Jean Todt, Alain Prost, David Coulthard, Sebastien Buemi, Nyck de Vries and Renault Sport management all in attendance.

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Feb 03

Formula E to race in Moscow

Next June 6 the city of Moscow will host round nine of the inaugural season of FIA Formula E Championship.

Russian Capital will be the 10th host city in the inaugural seasonFIA President Jean Todt, together with Executive Director of the Russian Automobile Federation, Sergey Ivanov, Formula E CEO, Alejandro Agag, and the Chairman of FEH Russia, Valentin Buhtoyarov, have today announced it in a press conference held this morning at the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Pierre Gasly picks up a special award at the FFSA Motorsport Trophy gala

2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series runner-up

Pierre Gasly picks up a special award at the FFSA Motorsport Trophy gala

Just as it does at the end of every year, the French Motorsports Federation (FFSA) brought together the sport’s leading lights to salute the champions of 2014 at its Motorsport Trophy gala in Paris.

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Nov 26

Todt says Red Bull’s twin-turbo plan ‘nonsense’

FIA president Jean Todt insists he does not have unlimited powers to force change within the seemingly crisis-struck world of formula one.

2014-06-14-1001 Two backmarkers collapsed in 2014 and three other outfits are furious about the concentration of power and income in the paddock. Efforts to cut costs this year notably failed, and fingers of blame have been pointed in the direction of the sport’s ultra low-profile Todt, who many are now contrasting with his dictatorial predecessor Max Mosley. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

F1 civil war rages on in Abu Dhabi

The civil war in formula one continues to rage.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 03 Earlier, the governing FIA summoned Bob Fernley (Force India), Gerard Lopez (Lotus) and Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber) to mandatorily attend Friday’s official press conference in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Massa happier after leaving Ferrari – manager

Felipe Massa’s manager says the Brazilian has rarely been happier in formula one

2014-06-07_0301 That is despite being ousted by the iconic team Ferrari at the end of last season, after an eight-year tenure that almost netted him the 2008 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Grosjean jumps the gun on new Lotus deal

Romain Grosjean has followed Sebastian Vettel’s lead in jumping the gun on his 2015 plans

2014-06-07_0184 This week, it has already emerged that although Vettel’s switch from Red Bull to Ferrari is not yet official, the German told Italian broadcaster Sky in a television feature in Brazil that he is “a driver for Scuderia Ferrari”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

FIA to tackle cost problem after team failures

With Caterham and Marussia in the throes of failure, the governing FIA has admitted it is concerned about the financial situation in F1.

2014-06-04_0030 It is believed the next most endangered team on the grid is the Swiss privateer Sauber, whose boss and co-owner Monisha Kaltenborn sounded furious as she spoke to media on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

F1 set for three-car teams as more risk collapse

F1 risks sliding into crisis and having to reinvent its very DNA as struggling backmarker teams begin to succumb to collapse.

2014-06-08_0747 HRT folded in 2012, and now F1’s two other newest teams Caterham and Marussia are in the throes of financial administration. Organisers of next weekend’s US grand prix look set to welcome just 9 teams to an 18-car grid, unprecedented since BAR-Honda was banned for a time almost a decade ago.
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Oct 21

Brawn, Domenicali to investigate Bianchi crash

A group of well-known F1 names will work with the sport’s governing body to investigate the crash of seriously injured driver Jules Bianchi.

2014-06-04_0348 It is already known that new processes for yellow flag periods, and safety skirts for recovery vehicles, will be looked into by the newly-formed ‘accident panel’ instigated by FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Todt asks for calm after Bianchi crash

Jean Todt has called for patience in the wake of critically-injured Jules Bianchi’s recent Suzuka crash.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images Since the Frenchman struck a recovery vehicle in controversial circumstances during the Japanese grand prix, speculation about responsibility for the crash has been widespread. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Emotions still high as Bianchi fights for life

Marussia has been thrown into the spotlight as more information reportedly emerges about Jules Bianchi’s tragic Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Germany’s Sport Bild claims an FIA transmission recorded at the time of the Frenchman’s incident said: “Bianchi did not slow down under yellow”. Read the rest of this entry »

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