For all the cold, hard decisions that Jean Todt sometimes had to make on the pitwall as he helped guide Ferrari to its golden years of success with Michael Schumacher, one of his traits when you get to know him up close is that, on a human-to-human level, he cares. He cares a lot.
As the coronavirus pandemic rips its way through the world, it is no surprise to hear how moved Todt has been, not just by the impact it is having now, but also where it leaves humanity in the future.
It's not for the current FIA president to try to use the moment to score political points; to use it as a land grab for power; or to sense opportunity for career enhancing moments. Now is a time for compassion, understanding, and action that is needed to save F1 and even motor racing itself.