Jean Todt

Racing Driver
Born Feb 25, 1946

Jean Todt is a French motor sport executive. After a successful career as a rally co-driver he made his reputation in motor sport management, first with Peugeot Talbot Sport, then with Scuderia Ferrari, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari from 2004 to 2008. Since 23 October 2009 he has been President of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).… Read More

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1946 Birth Born on February 25, 1946.


1966 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1966, he started his career as a rally co-driver and participated to the World Championship rallies with most of the car manufacturers together with international rally drivers until 1981 when, with Guy Frequelin, they won the Constructors' World Rally Championship with Talbot Lotus. … Read More


In 1981, as Guy Fréquelin’s co-driver with Talbot, a Peugeot subsidiary, he won the manufacturers’ World Rally Championship and was runner-up in the drivers’ World Rally Championship. … Read More
1984 38 Years Old In 1984, Peugeot returned to the World Rally Championship and, in 1985 and 1986, the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Group B driven first by Timo Salonen then by Juha Kankkunen obtained back-to-back manufacturers’ World Championship titles. … Read More


1987 41 Years Old From 1987 to 1990, he oversaw four successive victories in the Paris-Dakar with Ari Vatanen and Juha Kankkunen. … Read More
1992 46 Years Old In 1992, he won the Le Mans 24 Hours with the Peugeot 905 driven by Derek Warwick, Yannick Dalmas and Mark Blundell and, in 1993, again at Le Mans, three 905 cars driven by Geoff Brabham, Christophe Bouchut and Eric Hélary achieved a 1-2-3 victory.
1993 47 Years Old In 1993, at the age of 47, Todt’s 12 years with Peugeot Talbot Sport came to an end. … Read More
1995 49 Years Old At the end of the 1995 season, Todt asked the German double world champion Michael Schumacher to join the Scuderia. … Read More


2004 58 Years Old On 1 June 2004, Todt was appointed CEO of Ferrari in addition to his title of General Manager of the Racing Division.


2006 60 Years Old On October 2006, 3 days after the end of the Formula One season and following the retirement of Michael Schumacher, he took up a new post as a Special Advisor for the Scuderia Ferrari.
2007 61 Years Old In 2007, he prepared the ground for Stefano Domenicali to succeed him as head of the Scuderia as from 1 January 2008.
2008 62 Years Old Then, on 18 March 2008, he resigned his position as Special Advisor to the Ferrari board, to be replaced by Amedeo Felisa.
He nonetheless remained a member of the board of Ferrari for a further year before resigning all his functions within the Italian firm in March 2009, after winning 14 world titles and claiming 106 victories.
2013 67 Years Old He was elected for a new four-year term on 6 December 2013. … Read More
2014 68 Years Old …  In December 2014 he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Suu Foundation, a humanitarian organization seekong to advance the health and education of the people of Myanmar (Burma) founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. … Read More
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