DECEMBER 28, 2021
Todt doesn't rule out Ferrari role
When rumours refuse to go away and even the interested party don’t shut them down quickly, it’s clear there’s something going on, more than just speculation. When it was widely expected that by accepting the role of Honorary President of the FIA, outgoing president Jean Todt would be prevented from joining any team or manufacturer in the future, the Frenchman himself refused to rule out the possibility of returning to Ferrari in the near future, as we anticipated a couple of weeks ago.
Speaking to French newspaper L’Équipe, Todt said, “I don’t close the door to other opportunities, as long as they are compatible with what I already do”, after insisting that “my commitment to road safety with the UN is the most important one.” While Mattia Binotto would be delighted to have the political support of a man that has run the FIA for 12 years and knows well all the key players in the sport, including former Ferrari man Stefano Domenicali, Stellantis Chairman John Elkann seems not too keen of hiring Todt for a second term in Maranello and many believe one of the conditions Mercedes demanded to drop its appeal against the way the race was conducted in the final stages of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was that the former FIA president would be barred from joining the Scuderia any time soon.