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What ever happened to...Jean Todt????

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  1. Wolfgang5150

    Wolfgang5150 F1 Rookie

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    Ever since he was shown the door, he has been remarkebly invisible; anybody know what he has been up to????
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  3. Ferrari360Stradale

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    Probably relaxing on his yacht while giving his son, Nicholas, advice on how to manage Felipe Massa and ART Grand Prix.
     
  4. RP

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    #3 RP, Mar 7, 2009
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    From Ferrari Shareholders' Meeting: 18th March 2008

    FERRARI SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING: THE RECORD 2007 BALANCE SHEET APPROVED AND MANDATES TO ALL DIRECTORS RENEWED FOR THE FOLLOWING 3 YEARS

    LUCA DI MONTEZEMOLO CONFIRMED PRESIDENT BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

    AMEDEO FELISA APPOINTED NEW CEO

    JEAN TODT GIVEN SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT, AFTER ELECTING TO RELINQUISH HIS POSITION AS CEO

    Felisa will now also succeed Todt as CEO. Meanwhile "Todt will stay on in certain limited capacities for Ferrari, including a seat on the board, the presidency of both Ferrari Asia Pacific and Ferrari West Europe as well as representation of the Scuderia on the FIA World Council. Todt announced that he had stayed on as chief executive only until company president Luca di Montezemolo completed his term as head of industrial group Confindustria, and that he was now moving on to dedicate more time to himself and his other interests.'' One of them fiancee Michelle Yeoh.

    From GRANDPRIX.COM:

    MARCH 19, 2008

    The future of Jean Todt?

    Ferrari has confirmed the long-awaited news that Jean Todt has left his current position at Ferrari. The 62-year-old Frenchman, who has run Ferrari's racing operations since July 1993, has yet to give any details of his future plans, but we are hearing increasing rumours that Todt will make a run for the FIA presidency in 2009, when current incumbent Max Mosley stands down. Logically, this would be with Mosley's support. Mosley (68) is a great fan of Todt.

    Ferrari said that Luca di Montezemolo will replace Tost as the company president and Amedeo Felisa will take over as chief executive officer. Felisa, also 62, has been with Ferrari since 1990. Todt will remain on the board of directors of Ferrari SpA and will continue in his role as president of Ferrari Asia Pacific and Ferrari Western Europe. He will also continue to represent Ferrari on the FIA World Council, which appears to be a clear sign of his future intentions.

    Ferrari has nominated the following to the board of Ferrari for the next three years: Luca di Montezemolo, Piero Ferrari (Enzo Ferrari's son), Jean Todt, Amedeo Felisa, Alfredo Altavilla, Diego della Valle, Christopher Gent (former head of Vodafone), Ferruccio Luppi, Sergio Marchionne (FIAT), Paolo Monferino, Lindsay Owen-Jones (former CEO of L'Oreal), Marco Piccinini (the FIA Deputy President) and Sergio Pininfarina.

    The next FIA election for president will be in October 2009. There is likely to be much opposition to Todt in FIA circles although the move may not be greeted with much enthusiasm in the F1 world.
     
  5. F328GTS/GTB

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    In my opinion, Todt will leave Ferrari in short / medium timing.
    It is very uncommun to not have any news of him for a so long time.
    He has other big challenge to do (especially in medical research "ICM" in Paris).

    I read last week Ferrari official magazines #1 and 2 : no word about JT, no picture : nothing.
    The only man you see in these magazines is ...Luca di Montezemolo.

    Future will see but I assume 2009 will be his last year in Ferrari...

    Ferrari deserves a lot to him.
     
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    #6 luminere1, Mar 7, 2009
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    what a shame that he is leaving and retiring from the "sport".. I believe that he contributed to the utmost success of the scuderia in his time.. In my opinion he was the true master in organisation and logisitics.. appoint the appropriate people into their positions and allow them to get on with the job without the outside forces and influences to distract them with the job at hand.. while he worried about dealing with them.. a napolean virute in a sence.. the big picture.. I remember pictures of him taping up his fingers so that he would not bite his nails to the bone! through the stress and worry! I have the utmost respect for him as a leader.

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    #7 RP, Mar 8, 2009
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    I think the more interesting rumor is that there will be a political move to end Mosley's reign and place Jean Todt to replace him if not in late 2009, sometime in 2010. Although he is too close to the sport, he will likely represent the owners much better with Eccelstone than Mosely. Todt plays hardball much better than Mosley.

    We'll see.
     
  10. SDC

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    Thank you Jean for the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 Constructor's World Championships.

    The team you led along with Luca, Brawn and Michael reminded was truely amongst the best in F1. It made me and millions of other Ferrari fans truely proud to be associated with Scuderia Ferrari.

    Thank you for the memories!
     
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    #9 DM18, Mar 9, 2009
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    Back to the topic - I am also curious about what JT will do next. Anyone with real information please post!!!

    JT is a fantastic man with huge energy and knowledge and I am sure he will resurface sometime. In the meantime I hope he really is enjoying his beautiful fiancee and life they have together. I had the privilege of spending some time with JT on his farewell swing through Asia while he handed over to his successor, Marco Mattiacci, and I cannot say enough kind things about JT and his fiancee. JT's successor in Asia, Marco Mattiacci, is also an amazing person and we are lucky that Luca di M assigned such a capable man to our part of the world.
    I got to know JT quite well and he is very straight-forward. Ferrari blood flows through his veins.
     
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  13. Remy Zero

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    He's probably chillin with michelle yeoh in his ranch in Terrengganu :)
     
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    #11 tifosi12, Mar 9, 2009
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    I would love to know what he is doing and what the future will hold for him. In some way he strikes me as having the same problem as the moonwalkers had upon their return: How can you top that career? He was successful as a racer (Rally), team manager in Rally, turned around Ferrari (along with a few high calibre friends), successful with Ferrari in F1 and finally CEO of the company. And got a Bond girl.
     
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    I did a little house cleaning with this thread and brought it back on topic.

    My sincere apologies to all of you whose messages got deleted.
     
  16. 62 250 GTO

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    Why would people have their messages deleted or changed in this thread? Did Todt call and complain?
     
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    No he didn't, but I'm old enough to realize when I made a mistake and clean up after it.

    BTW: No message got its content changed. Just some parts got deleted.
     
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    No worries Andreas, all is good.
     
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    Not a problem. You done good.
     
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    #17 Far Out, Mar 9, 2009
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    Didn't you know there's a big red phone in Maranello that has a direct connection to Rob Lay? Actually, that's what Todt's "special assignment" is all about - scanning FChat and ringing the alarm if something doesn't suit him!



    All joking aside, I think that Todt has more than earned some time for himself and his family. He achieved everything a man in his branch of profession can ever dream of achieving!
     
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    +1

    I'm not a religious man Andreas - but isn't there something in the Bible that says, thou shalt not upset the red men...;)
     
  22. Wolfgang5150

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    Very honorable!
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    Schumi, Brawn, Todt.

    Those were the days my friend....
     
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    #21 canadiantifosi, Mar 9, 2009
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    Unlikely that we will ever see such a trio of superstars sharing in one common goal as these three champions did with the rebuilding and dominance of Ferrari. F1 is quickly becoming either to corporate or an ego trip for leaders who fly solo refusing to share the limelight.

    Cheers-Colin Firth-Ontario Canada
     
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    #22 canadiantifosi, Mar 9, 2009
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    Mods - please delete this double post -thanks
     
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