Ferrari president ends talk of Jean Todt returning to Maranello

Ferrari president ends talk of Jean Todt returning to Maranello

Nearly two decades on from Jean Todt’s achievement with Ferrari, the Scuderia have dominated out

Nearly two decades on from Jean Todt’s achievement with Ferrari, the Scuderia have dominated out the possibility of reuniting with the previous FIA president.

Todt joined Ferrari in 1993 and performed an integral function in the signing of Michael Schumacher.

The German joined the Italian steady in 1996 and, guided by Todt and Ross Brawn, raced to five successive Environment titles as the group relished what was then unparalleled good results from 200o to 2004.

Schumacher’s 2004 championship title was his seventh in general, Ferrari reaping the rewards of owning a record-breaking driver on the shell out roll.

Schumacher left the workforce after 2006 getting shed his crown to Fernando Alonso with Todt departing two decades afterwards.

A yr later the Frenchman was elected president of the FIA, motorsport’s governing physique, a place he held by means of to December very last year when he called time on his FIA presidency, and was practically instantly connected to a return to Ferrari.

That, it appears to be, will not transpire.

‘Ferrari’s Government Chairman John Elkann has reportedly resolved towards the enterprise re-using outgoing FIA president Jean Todt,’ Mark Hughes wrote for Motorsportmagazine.com.

‘A ‘super-consultant’ purpose experienced been envisaged which would have fashioned a bridge involving the company and F1 pieces of the procedure, something which to begin with observed favour with the two Elkann and group principal Mattia Binotto.

‘But soon after becoming talked over at corporate stage, Elkann has reportedly transformed his mind, leaving 75-year-outdated Todt definitively totally free to devote his time on other projects dear to his heart.’

Todt’s signing would have been controversial offered his modern departure from the top rated career in motor activity, the FIA presidency.

Last month Ferrari staff manager Mattia Binotto was asked about the Todt rumours but refused to be drawn one particular way or the other.

“What I can say is so far it is only speculation,” he mentioned in December.

“Personally, I have labored with Jean Todt. He has been my boss and I assume I discovered a large amount from him.

 

“It has been an honour to perform with him and I would say that as well, whatsoever will be the circumstance in the upcoming, it will nevertheless be an honour for me to get the job done jointly with him simply because I even now feel that, as Mattia and as a crew, there is nevertheless significantly to find out.”

Ferrari have still to formally shut down the rumours.