F1 » EXCLUSIVE Stewart advises Todt against 'Play it again, Sam'

Triple F1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart tells Crash.net that he was never against Jean Todt replacing Max Mosley as FIA President - but he does hope the former Ferrari chief will be his own man

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Realfan 10 - Unregistered

January 19, 2010 5:35 PM

I dont often find myself agreeing with JYS but in this case he is 100% on the button. However, I seriously doubt Mosley will stay out of proceedings but will be governing Todt from above because he is a power crazed individual who likes or insists on his own way. Todt has to be his own man, but will Mosley over-rule or pressure him from the background. That is what time will tell. I know where my money is.

Insider - Unregistered

January 19, 2010 10:42 PM

There was an article in The Daily Telegraph before Christmas in which Mosley explained he was not in favour of the $100 million fine on McLaren but wanted a ban. It was a majority of the 26 man Council which decided on the $100 million. This has been confirmed by other Council members. We all know JYS hates Mosley but he should not say the fine was MM's when it wasn't.

As to Vatanen, JYS is trying to rewrite history. He did his utmost to get Vatanen elected and only failed because no one takes any notice of JYS these days. He is now trying to suck up to Todt but is wasting his time. Todt knows exactly what Jackie did during the election.

But these days, does anyone care what JYS thinks?

Realfan 10 - Unregistered

January 20, 2010 10:10 AM

Many people who write onto this forum have expressed concerns regarding John Todts impartiality with regards to Ferrari. Seems like JYS cannot say right for wrong. Yes he wanted Vatanen, as did a lot of other people because of the Todt/Ferrari link. What we all want is someone who is not a Mosley puppet and there just to voice MM's opions which we all know have become more disjointed and twisted over recent years.

Paddockman - Unregistered

January 20, 2010 12:23 PM

Realfan 10: You may be worrying unnecessarily about Todt being influenced by Ferrari. The word in the paddock is that Todt did not leave on very friendly terms and did not always see eye to eye with Montezemolo. On top of that, he will want to demonstrate impartiality so may even feel he needs to lean the other way.

Interestingly, Mosley apparently did not attend the recent FIA prize-giving or the Senate meeting the previous day, despite being in Monaco where they were held. He was certainly invited. All the signs are he wants to let Todt get on with it. He has not even responded to Flavio's ongoing attacks.

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