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
After High School, Todt studied at the "Ecole des Cadres" School of Economics and Business in Paris. 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 Fréquelin, they won the Constructors' World Rally Championship with Talbot Lotus. … Read More
1969 23 Years Old By 1969, Todt was involved with world-class rally stars such as Jean-Pierre Nicolas, Rauno Aaltonen, Ove Andersson, Hannu Mikkola and Guy Fréquelin. … 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 1 More Event
In 1987, Todt adapted the 205 Turbo 16 to off-road rallies with the aim of competing in the showcase Paris-Dakar Rally. … Read More
1992 - 1993 2 More Events
1994 48 Years Old In 1994, barely a year after Todt took up the challenge, Gerhard Berger won the German Grand Prix (Ferrari’s first win in 4 years). … 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
2015 69 Years Old On 29 April 2015, Jean Todt was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as his Special Envoy for Road Safety. … Read More
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