Jean Todt Pays Ferrari Boss Visit at Maranello
Forward that relationship to 2011 and the two are no longer speaking at a subordinate level, as the Frenchman is now heading the International Automobile Federation (FIA), while the latter is still president of arguably the most important player in Formula 1. And according to a statement issued by Ferrari on their website, Todt paid his old employer a visit at Maranello this week.
“He hasn't been to Maranello for several years, but today FIA President Jean Todt came back, passing the legendary entrance to the Ferrari Headquarters in via Abetone Inferiore,” said the press release.
“The FIA President met Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and visited some of his former colleagues and staff, with whom he had shared so many years at the Prancing Horse.”
Further information on the topic of discussion between the two weren't disclosed, but we're guessing at least one of them had something to do with the new engine formula imposed by the FIA for the 2013 season of F1.
Ferrari have been lobbying for a scrap of the new engine regulations for 2013, which state that the current 2.4 litre V8s will be replaced by greener 1.6 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged units.