Tag Archive: Jean Todt

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 »

Oct 11

F1 eyeing driver speed limit for yellow flags

F1 is considering a couple of rule changes in response to Jules Bianchi’s serious crash at Suzuka last weekend.

2014-08-09_0351 The most significant is that, when double yellow flags are being waved, drivers may have their pitlane speed limiters automatically triggered. It would have the twofold benefit of not only preventing the sort of accident that sent Bianchi off the track, but ensuring that every driver is equally disadvantaged by caution zones. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Jean Todt supports Barcelona RX in special press conference

Barcelona RX will take place in September 2015 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

World RX - Jean Todt FIA President Jean Todt attended a special press conference in Barcelona, Spain, yesterday (Thursday 9 October) to help promote Barcelona RX, which forms a round of next year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Show goes on but F1 still thinking of Bianchi

The teams and drivers may have leapt 8,000 kilometres from Suzuka to Sochi, but Jules Bianchi remains in the minds of the entire F1 world.

IMG_4100 As was and is still the case with F1 legend Michael Schumacher, protagonists and pundits are now turning to the opinions of external experts to know more about the predicament the talented 25-year-old Frenchman finds himself in. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Still ‘a long road’ ahead of Schumacher – Todt

Michael Schumacher still has “a long and hard road ahead of him,” the F1 legend’s friend Jean Todt said this week.

FIA_GE09_014 On Tuesday, we reported that the FIA president had told the Belgian broadcaster RTL after visiting Schumacher at home that the great German “can live a relatively normal life within a short period of time”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Wurz tells drivers to keep quiet after Bianchi crash

“Before drawing conclusions it is right to listen to the views of all the parties involved”

Alex Wurz portait 1 Gerard Saillant, the well-known trauma surgeon with close links to Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher, has arrived in Japan to get involved with Jules Bianchi’s fight for life. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Questions explode as Bianchi crash video emerges

“Was it the direction of the race or the officials who were at the corner?”
 

2014-06-07_0535 As Jules Bianchi lies critically ill in a Japanese hospital, grave questions are being asked about the circumstances surrounding his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

F1 waiting on official news about Bianchi

The worried world of F1 is still waiting for more news about Jules Bianchi.

2014-02-19_0005 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi While protagonists argue about the rights and wrongs of his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday, the talented 25-year-old remains critically ill in the Mie hospital about 15 kilometres from Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Schumacher ‘can live normal life again’ – Todt

“He fights.  His condition improves, which is very important”

FIA_GE09_014 Jean Todt has delivered perhaps the most promising news about Michael Schumacher’s condition since the F1 legend’s fateful skiing fall last December. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Bianchi ‘critical but stable’

“Very serious but stable”.

2014-06-05_0125 Jules Bianchi is in a “critical but stable” condition at the Mie hospital, located some 15 kilometres from Suzuka where on Sunday he crashed into a recovery vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Schumacher ‘has made progress’ – Todt

The pair worked together at Ferrari through the Italian team’s ultra-successful period last decade.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Jean Todt has visited his friend Michael Schumacher since the F1 legend returned home after months in hospital and rehabilitation. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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