Todt wants licences for team bosses
|By Michele Lostia and Jonathan Noble||Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 11:34 GMT|
FIA president Jean Todt is to continue his push to introduce licences for team managers in Formula 1 in the wake of the Renault race-fix scandal.
With former Renault boss Flavio Briatore and engineering director Pat Symonds having overturned bans from the sport in the French courts, a decision that remains subject to an FIA appeal, Todt has said action will be taken as a response to the matter.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport about the subject, Todt said: "The Court of Grande Instance ruled we were wrong over the form, not the substance.
"There was an indisputable fact and there was proof - so much so that there was just a single vote against at the World Council. I will propose that the team managers, too, will have a licence."
Todt has also made it clear that he intends to stand for only one term as FIA president - after claiming that predecessor Max Mosley went on for too long.
"He's a friend," said Todt of Mosley. "But also as an enemy he did a super job for safety: nobody has died in F1 since [Ayrton] Senna, and [Felipe] Massa is back to racing.
"Everyone has his own style: 16 years at the helm are too many, it's crazy. No, I'm doing a single mandate; otherwise I wouldn't have time to do other things anymore."