Tag Archive: Jean Todt

Sep 17

Todt tips Ferrari to end crisis quickly

Jean Todt insists Ferrari is not in the sort of crisis today that he found at Maranello more than two decades ago.

2014-06-14-1001 The Frenchman, now FIA president, said any comparison between when he was drafted in by Luca di Montezemolo to rebuild the team in 1993 and Ferrari’s current situation “makes me smile”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Pirelli announced as Official Partner of the FIA Mobility Conference Week

“We are delighted to welcome Pirelli as official partners of the event.” –   Jean Todt

 PirelliThe FIA today welcomes Pirelli as an official partner of the FIA Mobility Conference Week, the annual event bringing together all FIA Mobility clubs from around the world.

Sep 11

Now Montezemolo exit rocks crisis-struck Ferrari

He admitted on Wednesday that it is possible he will go on to run the Italian airline Alitalia.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 Despite securing $35 million as he walks away, Luca di Montezemolo had a tear in his eye on Wednesday as he said farewell to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Colleague says Todt concerned about Russia GP

Jean Todt is concerned about the viability of next month’s inaugural grand prix.

2014-06-14-1001 That is the claim of Ari Vatanen, an FIA official who once stood against Todt for the presidency of F1’s governing body but is now one of his closest allies. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Schu manager Weber slams ‘complaining wimp’ drivers

“There are no more Michael Schumachers, Ayrton Sennas, Jacques Villeneuves.”

Willi Weber Schumacher 091220 Willi Weber, famous for making his fortune as Michael Schumacher’s ‘Mr 20 per cent’ manager, has joined those decrying the new face of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Vettel slams Formula E ‘cheese’

World champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed the FIA’s new fully-electric single seater series, Formula E.

2014-07-17 - 99003 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The new series, featuring nearly silent cars and an impressive collection of teams and drivers, will commence a global tour of street circuits starting with Beijing in September. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Lauda wants re-think after decade of F1 revolution

Niki Lauda has proposed a sweeping review of every rule change in formula one for the past decade.

2014-06-07_0333 For some, the all-new era of quiet turbo V6 engines was the final straw that broke the floodgates of fierce criticism. The harshest critic has been Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who has called for an emergency meeting with F1’s major stakeholders. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Todt open to improving ‘new’ F1

Jean Todt has revealed he is prepared to listen to any proposals to revise formula one’s rules.

2014-06-14-1001 Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been arguably the harshest critic of the sport’s ‘new’ era, but FIA president Todt insists F1 was right to bring in the greener, quieter V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Haas paid ‘$20m deposit’ for F1 team entry

Gene Haas proved his seriousness about entering formula one by paying a $20 million deposit.

Gene Haas - photo Getty Images That is the claim of F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who told us the “more than $20m” deposit was paid at F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone’s request. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Montezemolo feels ‘duty’ to fix F1

Luca di Montezemolo has warned he is prepared to take action to improve formula one.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Fiercely critical of the sport’s direction, culminating in the new era of quiet, hybrid engines, the Ferrari president recently wrote a letter inviting the sport’s major stakeholders to an emergency meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Report – Thursday ‘the end’ for struggling teams?

F1’s last chance to slash costs for struggling teams has now passed.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council met in Munich on Thursday, less than a mere handful of days before the end-of-June deadline for rule changes to be made for 2015 without the near-impossible need for unanimity. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Todt admits some F1 teams may not survive

Jean Todt has admitted some F1 teams are in danger of bowing out

Jean Todt président FIA (DR) Despite the impressively rejuvenated Red Bull Ring, an air of slight melancholy has gripped the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

F1 figures in crucial meetings before Austria GP

Crucial talks about the future of formula one are speeding ahead.

2014-06-14-1001 Between the Canadian and Austrian grands prix, team bosses, FIA president Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone reportedly got together for meetings in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Big teams propose Friday practice axe

F1 is proposing to shake up the format of the grand prix weekends for 2015.

IMG_0749It emerged in Montreal on Friday that the plan, already agreed by the powerful Strategy Group including the sport’s major teams, is designed to cut costs. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Brand-new offer for TV stations: FIA F3 news clips

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship offers the young drivers the chance of getting a taste of Formula 1 feeling

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Three race weekends have been contested, the fourth meeting is about to begin – and the media interest in the planet’s most competitive young-driver series keeps on increasing consistently.

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May 26

Bianchi hopes to ‘ride wave’ to better team

The task now for Bianchi’s manager, Nicolas Todt, is obvious.

2014-03-02_0056 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi Marussia crowned its hero Jules Bianchi in Monaco, after the French driver on Sunday delivered the backmarker team its first-ever F1 points. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Megaphone exhaust ‘didn’t work – Rosberg

“It didn’t make it much louder.  So we’ll just have to look for another solution.”

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - rear, exhaust 01 F1’s supposed ‘sound problem’ is going back to the drawing board, following the track debut of the Mercedes ‘megaphone’. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Mattiacci’s silence ‘deafening’

Marco Mattiacci is officially the lowest-profile team boss in F1, two respected correspondents have declared.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso pit stop Just ahead of the Chinese grand prix last month, Stefano Domenicali quit Ferrari, with president Luca di Montezemolo appointing the F1-unknown Mattiacci to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

No reason to cancel Russia GP – Todt

“At the moment there is no change to the calendar.  Russia is on”

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 3 The FIA does not intend to cancel the inaugural Russian grand prix, according to the governing body’s president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Teams’ cost saving proposals ‘ridiculous’ – Todt

Jean Todt has slammed as “a joke” the initial cost-saving proposals put forward by formula one teams.

F3 - Gerhard Berger (FIA Single Seater Commission President), Jean Todt (FIA President) The powerful ‘Strategy Group’ teams vetoed the FIA president’s plans for mandatory budget caps beginning next year, instead arguing that costs can be alternatively reduced through the sporting and technical regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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