At the time of the lead-up to his being elected as successor to the outgoing Max Mosley, it had been reported that the former Ferrari team principal was only wanting to stay in the post for a single four-year term.
No so, he as he told former F1 commentator James Allen in an interview with Britain’s Financial Times newspaper, with the Frenchman claiming he still has plenty to achieve in the role.
“My frame of mind is to achieve as much as I can in my first mandate,” he is quoted as saying. “I’m healthy, motivated.”
Todt had also come under fire from F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who recently denounced the new-for-2013 engine regulations dictating the use of turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engines as part of the FIA’s push for motorsport to become ‘greener’.
“There is emotion, but what is important is never to overreact,” Todt added. “I feel confrontation, unless it is necessary to achieve the final result, you lose time.”
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