Todt to lessen trackside role in ’07

Fri, 12 January 2007, 10:54

Another two of Ferrari’s key employees may not actually travel to all the grands prix this year.

That is the confirmation of sporting director Stefano Domenicali, who revealed that current team principal Jean Todt is likely to spend at least part of some race events at home.

Ross Brawn’s successor Mario Almondo told reporters at the Madonna di Campiglio press event this week that he will not attend all seventeen races in 2007.

Todt, meanwhile, “will be at the track during the most important moments,” Domenicali – who has taken over Todt’s role in liaison with the FIA – said in the Italian alps, “but not always.

“I can confirm that (Todt) will be at the tracks but maybe not right from the start of the weekend.”

Retired driver Michael Schumacher, meanwhile, is now Todt’s “assistant”, but Domenicali said it will be up to the 38-year-old German to decide when he shows up at the track.

“He will definitely be present at meetings, either in person or by video conference,” the Italian confirmed.


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