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#51 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 23:16

Best of luck in what ever your other interests are Jean.

You have led Ferrari through a period more dominant than ever before in this sport, you had the plans mapped out for Peugeot, yet they did not dare take the risk, you were 'lucky' that you got Schumacher, Byrne, Brawn, but they were 'lucky' as well that you ran the ship.

The Ferrari Superteam which the top have now retired from, was as good a strong a team as we have ever seen in the sport, and possibly better than what we will see for many years to come.

Jean Todt was a success at everything he ever did in the sport, he was as true a racer as Frank Williams, Patrick Head and Ron Dennis, if he decide to gun for the FIA President position, then the FIA will be in very capable hands.

Hail Napoleon.

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#52 Sakae

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 23:26

Originally posted by Chiara
Give the poor man a break! He isn't 25 anymore, he has spent years and years working god knows what horrendous hours as a team boss and ceo, maybe he might like to actually take things a little bit easier and enjoy life before you all condemn him to live out his natural life in the FIA!

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#53 Sakae

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 23:31

I want to start rumor without having an iota of evidence in support, that JT, Berger and Schumi will buy a team...

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:47

Can't say I am a fan of Todt, but nevertheless thanks are in order for the success he brought to Ferrari. Could have done without the Austria episodes though.

And why is that so many equal FiA with F1 only? With the many activities going on within FiA, F1 is one (albeit lucrative) part of its operations. So an appropriate replacement for Mosley (doubt that ever is going to happen in his lifetime, except for a revolution ) must not necessarily come out of F1.

And maybe if they rename FiA to MMC (Max Mosleys company) people suddenly might make jokes about MM being short for McLaren/Mercedes . :p

Originally posted by quasi C
Not news for Ferrari followers, it's part of the ongioing stepping down plan he started in 2006.

Exactly. And even before that, he was saying that he (and Brawn and Byrne) were preparing a successor. Which at Todt's age, any reasonable CEO would be doing. Ron Dennis is doing it too, Frank Williams is doing it. Had Todt not being doing it, he hardly would be a part on the board of directors now.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:08

Todt have done Rally and Sportscars before F1, he is more than F1 so that he was successful at F1 as well should not count against him, were he to stand for FIA President.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:23


Originally posted by KWSN - DSM
Best of luck in what ever your other interests are Jean.

You have led Ferrari through a period more dominant than ever before in this sport, you had the plans mapped out for Peugeot, yet they did not dare take the risk, you were 'lucky' that you got Schumacher, Byrne, Brawn, but they were 'lucky' as well that you ran the ship.

The Ferrari Superteam which the top have now retired from, was as good a strong a team as we have ever seen in the sport, and possibly better than what we will see for many years to come.

Jean Todt was a success at everything he ever did in the sport, he was as true a racer as Frank Williams, Patrick Head and Ron Dennis, if he decide to gun for the FIA President position, then the FIA will be in very capable hands.

Hail Napoleon.

:cool:


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Perhaps some of the shock of him leaving is reminding ourselfs we've gotten older :smoking:


He bleeded Ferrari and alot of hardowork helped produce results that will go down in history as important chapters in f1 and ferrari.

Him and Schumacher were like Marcus Erilius and General Maximus, professional and friendship bond menaced their rivals once they were up and running.

Some people say Ross Brawn and Michael Schumacher, there's there Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher, that was one hell of a super team. It is the natural order of things they must pass, but on mortality note, if you live long enough you'll eventually see everything, including the crap f1 rules of today. :p


Well done Todt, you've earned it :up:

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:36

I cannot explain how much i appreciate all the work that Jean has done for Ferrari, he has etched his name into history ad given many people great joy as the result of his work, i wish there was a way to thank him personally.

He is still in the Ferrari Family.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:50

Originally posted by Hacklerf
I cannot explain how much i appreciate all the work that Jean has done for Ferrari, he has etched his name into history ad given many people great joy as the result of his work, i wish there was a way to thank him personally.

He is still in the Ferrari Family.


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Maybe you'll meet him one day at some fuction or place, I certainly would like to thank him as well.

Schumi still testing now and again and Todt on the board, it's like Monza Carrot Cake desert after the Ferrari era Super Team disbanded. :smoking: :smoking: :up:

#59 Frans

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:59

:wave: bye bye!

Our Schumacher-less F1 adventure is now also, Todt-less...... So, no Sjoemles and no toads anymore.

bye bye! Cheers, have a good time and no thanks for all those times. :smoking:

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#60 Chiara

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:59

Originally posted by Hacklerf
I cannot explain how much i appreciate all the work that Jean has done for Ferrari, he has etched his name into history ad given many people great joy as the result of his work, i wish there was a way to thank him personally.

He is still in the Ferrari Family.


I am collecting together some comments on another forum for Jean which are going to be passed onto him via a member of the F1 team, so if you would like to contribute a message please do leave one here or pm me with it and I'll add it to the collection. :)

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:01

I`d rather not, might be a nasty one ...

#62 Hacklerf

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 13:13

Originally posted by Chiara


I am collecting together some comments on another forum for Jean which are going to be passed onto him via a member of the F1 team, so if you would like to contribute a message please do leave one here or pm me with it and I'll add it to the collection. :)


Wow thats fantastic, i shall write one at lunch, cheers Chiara :up:

#63 Chiara

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 13:37

Originally posted by Hacklerf


Wow thats fantastic, i shall write one at lunch, cheers Chiara :up:


No worries :up: I'll be emailing it at midnight tonight (UK time) when I get back from work so you have until then to draft something up ;)

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 13:42

May he stay at Ferrari and never go near an FIA job.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 13:51

Originally posted by Chiara


I am collecting together some comments on another forum for Jean which are going to be passed onto him via a member of the F1 team, so if you would like to contribute a message please do leave one here or pm me with it and I'll add it to the collection. :)


Ask him to publicly give his opinion on the McLaren spying affair because I haven't heard him comment on it enough.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 14:11

Despite having to deal with the fact that he is unattractive, small and quite possibly French, and just has the air of someone I wouldn't entirely trust about him, he has undoubtedly assisted Ferrari in achieving many great things in recent years, with the obvious example of him putting together the Ferrari "Dream Team" and the remarkable successes they achieved.

Glad to see Jean is not entirely leaving Ferrari, and am confident the F1 side of things particularly are in far better shape now then when he joined.

Thank you Jean Todt. :up:


Originally posted by Owen
May he stay at Ferrari and never go near an FIA job.

I dunno - a Todt-Dennis FIA "Dream Team" could be the way to go!

(Well, at least all the people who moan about Max might start feeling he wasn't so bad after all anyway! :D )

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 16:53

Originally posted by Owen
May he stay at Ferrari and never go near an FIA job.


Respect his success, but despise the sheer tedium he inflicted on F1 for so many years by allowing MS a team mate who wasn't allowed to race him. (summary: Austria 2002 - dominant "win" but sooooooooo boring)

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 16:57

Originally posted by Josta


Ask him to publicly give his opinion on the McLaren spying affair because I haven't heard him comment on it enough.

I want to be in the room when he tell us all, what he really thinks about Mac. I think that moment could be quite entertaining.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 17:01

One more dominant personality leaves the F1 world. He has my respect and admiration for the way he carried Ferrari to great heights. Never an agreeable man (to many outside Ferrari) but a giant nevertheless. Adieu JT. :up:

#70 F1Champion

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 19:06

Originally posted by QdfV
Thanks Jean! Your success and accomplishments in F1 with Ferrari are second to none, job well done and you deserve nothing but our admiration for it. :up:


Couldn't of been said better. Jean is one of the most successful team bosses ever and should always be admired for it.

Hopefully his new position allows him to keep an eye on the Gestione Sportiva in case his experience is ever required.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 19:49

Bye Jean, didn't always like you but always admire your acheivements and commintment. Bye bye! :wave: :up:

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 00:26

Originally posted by Perigee
Despite having to deal with the fact that he is unattractive, small and quite possibly French, and just has the air of someone I wouldn't entirely trust about him, he has undoubtedly assisted Ferrari in achieving many great things in recent years, with the obvious example of him putting together the Ferrari "Dream Team" and the remarkable successes they achieved.

Glad to see Jean is not entirely leaving Ferrari, and am confident the F1 side of things particularly are in far better shape now then when he joined.

Thank you Jean Todt. :up:



I dunno - a Todt-Dennis FIA "Dream Team" could be the way to go!

(Well, at least all the people who moan about Max might start feeling he wasn't so bad after all anyway! :D )


Small unatractive french?

seems you are from a certain human race guy, :rotfl:

#73 Chiara

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 20:15

I think I might have to decline forwarding on any such messages pointing out the attractiveness (or not) of Mr. Todt, since my name will be going on the bottom of it :p

However, if anyone else has a sensible or polite message they'd like to forward to him, tonight is your last chance I'm sending the email at midnight (UK) time.

#74 SlateGray

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 22:11

Originally posted by Chiara
I think I might have to decline forwarding on any such messages pointing out the attractiveness (or not) of Mr. Todt, since my name will be going on the bottom of it :p

However, if anyone else has a sensible or polite message they'd like to forward to him, tonight is your last chance I'm sending the email at midnight (UK) time.

I have an old letter to Santa you could send if it is not to late, my bet is the letters to the little Todt will get about as much attention.

Wow thanks for nothing Jean, glad to see the back of you, please stay gone.

#75 Sébastien

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 23:50

Originally posted by Chiara
I think I might have to decline forwarding on any such messages pointing out the attractiveness (or not) of Mr. Todt, since my name will be going on the bottom of it :p

However, if anyone else has a sensible or polite message they'd like to forward to him, tonight is your last chance I'm sending the email at midnight (UK) time.

I like this initiative of yours Chiara, Jean Todt deserves a big thank you from Tifosi, Ferrari fans and F1 fans in general.
He has done great things for Ferrari and F1 and I hope he fares well in life.

I would like him to return as FIA president if he desires so.

Président de la Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, M. Jean Todt, Grand Officier de la Légion d’Honneur.

Has a nice ring to it imo, go for it Jean.

#76 Chiara

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 00:14

For all those of you that contacted me with message for Jean, I can confirm the email has now been sent :D I'm just hoping for a quiet GP weekend now, so he has plenty of time to reply! :p

If I get a reply, I'll post it up for you all :)

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 00:23

Originally posted by SlateGray

I have an old letter to Santa you could send if it is not to late, my bet is the letters to the little Todt will get about as much attention.

Wow thanks for nothing Jean, glad to see the back of you, please stay gone.


:lol: you're such a ****

#78 Perigee

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 00:37

Originally posted by SlateGray

I have an old letter to Santa you could send if it is not to late, my bet is the letters to the little Todt will get about as much attention.

Wow thanks for nothing Jean, glad to see the back of you, please stay gone.

Ooooh, I love it when you're all bitter SG. :lol:

#79 512 TR

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 00:58

JT would never leave if he wouldn't think that the people that took over were good enough for the job.

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#80 Chiara

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:58

Got a reply back this morning, and it was a close thing because I nearly deleted it by mistake! I didn't recognise the name of his secretary :lol: Oh how I wish I had a secretary to type my emails for me - the luxury! :p

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#81 se7en_24

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:53

Ahh just a standard reply rather than a personal one then. :(

#82 Chiara

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 13:03

Originally posted by se7en_24
Ahh just a standard reply rather than a personal one then. :(


I'm quite pleased to have got a reply at all, since I don't know him personally. So I'm not particularly gutted I didn't get a gushing love letter in reply :p