Tag Archive: Jean Todt

May 28

World Championship promoters meet to discuss calendar harmonisation

An important and fruitful meeting took place yesterday in Monaco to discuss harmonisation of sporting calendars in the future

World Championship promoters meet to discuss calendar harmonisationHosting the meeting was President of the FIA, Jean Todt, and FIA Secretary General for Sport, Peter Bayer, and they welcomed Formula One’s Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn and Global Director, Promoter and Business Relations Chloe Targett-Adams, FIA World Endurance Championship CEO Gérard Neveu and Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

WTCC to embrace FIA Volunteers Day

“This is an opportunity to embrace the day as an occasion to thank all volunteers” – Jean Todt

WTCC to embrace FIA Volunteers DayThe first FIA Volunteers Day will take place on 12 May, celebrating those who dedicate their time to make motorsport possible around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 16

New WEC agreement signed by FIA and ACO

“Endurance racing is a fundamental part of the history of motor sport” – Jean Todt

New WEC agreement signed by FIA and ACO Crédit photo Adrenal Media  WECThe Presidents of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Jean Todt, and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), Pierre Fillon, today signed a three-year extension to the contract for the FIA World Endurance Championship, taking the partnership between the two organisations through until the end of the 2020 season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 25

FIA vows to ‘work closely’ with Carey, Liberty

Change would have been ‘challenging’ for Ecclestone – Carey
Change would have been ‘challenging’ for Ecclestone – CareyFIA President Jean Todt says Formula 1’s governing body is ready to ‘work closely’ alongside new CEO Chase Carey following a managerial shake up at the top of the rebranded Formula One Group. Read the rest of this entry »
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Dec 04

WRC champions crowned at prize giving ceremony

The winners of this year’s World Rally Championship have been honoured in a glittering prize giving ceremony at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria.

Stars of the WRC joined winners from all FIA championships to collect their trophies at the annual gala show on Friday night, hosted by FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 02

Vettel not charged by FIA for outburst

After his ‘sincere apology and strong commitment’
Vettel not charged by FIA for outburstThe FIA will not punish Sebastian Vettel for his expletive radio messages to race director Charlie Whiting and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen at the end of the Mexican Grand Prix.
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Nov 01

Brawn lined up to succeed Ecclestone as F1 chief

Ross Brawn is reportedly ready to succeed F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and has already signed a new contract with Liberty Media and the FIA

Brawn lined up to succeed Ecclestone as F1 chiefIn an interview with the Daily Telegraphy Brawn recently revealed he would be tempted to a move back to F1 but only in a role at the head of the sport and not part of a team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

“Formula E is a laboratory for racing” – Todt

“It is a completely new kind of technology in motoring”

The FIA Formula E Championship – the all-electric city street racing series – can act as a laboratory for the development of electric vehicle technology, according to FIA President Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 25

2017 World Rally Cars uncovered: Part 2

“The sport is always moving forwards”

In the second part of our look ahead to the dynamic new breed of World Rally Cars, we hear the thoughts of FIA president Jean Todt and WRC Commission president Carlos Barbosa. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 22

New FIA and Pirelli Four-Year Agreement in support of the FIA Action For Road Safety Campaign

Pirelli will promote the FIA’s ’10 Golden Rules’

2016-06-22 - New FIA and Pirelli Four-Year Agreement in support of the FIA Action For Road Safety Campaign One of the primary goals of the campaign, launched in support of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, is to educate and better inform road users on the importance of respecting the rules of the road. According to the World Health Organisation, road crashes are today the number one killer worldwide of people aged between 15 and 29. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 13

Boullier: F1 making positive step with qualifying change

The Frenchman was a central part of the F1 teams uniting and writing to Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone
Boullier: F1 making positive step with qualifying changeMcLaren-Honda racing director Eric Boullier says Formula 1 has made the right move for the fans by reverting back to the previous qualifying format and ditching the highly-criticised knockout experiment. Read the rest of this entry »
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Feb 17

Schumacher manager calls for ‘support and patience’

“Of course, Michael is not here and of course we miss him”

Sabine Kehm manager  Michael Schumacher “We know what has happened and cannot change it. We must accept it and hope that with continued support and patience, he will one day be back with us.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 20

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreed

All new agreements will still need to be ratified by the World Motorsport Council.

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreedF1 teams and the FIA agree to engine cost cutting measures in return for the V6 Hybrid power units to stay in play until 2020, it is understood. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 16

FIA President Jean Todt says bringing canopies into motorsport to improve cockpit safety must be done carefully and to what is practical

Todt careful in safety canopy investigations

2015-06-07_1820 FIA President Jean Todt says bringing canopies into motorsport to improve cockpit safety needs to be looked at very carefully to understand what is practical. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 17

Ferrari prepared to quit F1 over mandate move

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says he would be prepared to pull the manufacturer out F1

2015-10-24_39752 Ferrari doesn’t accept the mandate handed to Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt, warning it could quit the sport if it leads to sweeping changes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 11

Ecclestone: Ferrari is challenging mandate move

However, Ecclestone remains unconcerned if the matter is taken further

Ecclestone: Ferrari is challenging mandate moveBernie Ecclestone says Ferrari has written a letter to the FIA complaining that it doesn’t have the right to hand down a mandate that could give the F1 supremo and the governing body pivotal power in decision-making processes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Presidents Todt and Ippolito join the ERC celebrations

“It felt good to gather the touring car, rally and endurance bike families tonight in Paris for the first Eurosport Events’ Motorsport Awards”

Presidents Todt and Ippolito join the ERC celebrationsThe Presidents of the governing bodies of four and two-wheel motorsport were united in celebrating the achievements of several leading international drivers and riders at the inaugural Motorsport Awards by Eurosport Events. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 03

FIA confirms 2016 calendar in World Motor Sport Council decisions

FIA announces World Motor Sport Council decisions

2015-10-25The World Motor Sport Council approved, by a near unanimous number (just one vote against), a mandate for the FIA President, Jean Todt and the Representative of the Commercial Rights Holder, Bernie Ecclestone to make recommendations and decisions regarding a number of pressing issues in Formula One such as governance, Power Units and cost reduction.

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Dec 03

FIA, Ecclestone granted more F1 power

FIA President Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone are to be given fresh powers to govern the future direction of Formula 1

FIA, Ecclestone granted more F1 powerThe WMSC announces it is giving Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone a mandate to wield more power in the ‘decisions regarding pressing issues in F1’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 01

FIA confident it can avoid two-tier engine performance split

“We are optimistic that we can propose one engine that will be much cheaper”

FIA confident it can avoid two-tier engine performance splitJean Todt insists it can ensure a balance of performance between two different engine concepts, but Toto Wolff doesn’t believe it is possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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