Wednesday, May 21, 2008

So farewell then Jean...

TodtJean Todt has stepped down as Ferrari CEO(having already handed over control of the racing team to Stefano Domenicali) and has been replaced by Amadeo Felisa. To be quite honest there will be few who will be sad to see the Frenchman go. He was definitely not the most popular guy in the paddock. But, on the other hand, Todt was never trying to win popularity contests and his unique obsessional and ruthless approach to Formula One brought him and Ferrari extraordinary success. Some say that the Scuderia has already returned to a more charming and attractive mood without Todt goading everyone in and out of the team. But there are risks involved here. What would you rather have, a friendly team that loses its way or an aggressive, cynical and ruthless outfit that wins?

Pic of Todt and Michael by makeroadsafe via flickr

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