Heartbreak for Ferrari F1 Fans as Jean Todt Return Reportedly Off the Table

Published 01/12/2022, 2:50 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 19, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


When Formula One journalist, Joe Saward tweeted that Ferrari were going to make a big announcement, many within the racing community though that it would be about Jean Todt returning to the Italian team.

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However, much to the dismay of the fans, the Italian team still hasn’t announced anything about the former FIA president. Additionally, a close source to Saward from the Marnell0-based team has stated that the deal wasn’t going to happen.

Heartbreak within the F1 community has Ferrari don’t announce Jean Todt

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Earlier Saward had tweeted about Ferrari making a huge announcement. Many thought it would be Todt returning to the team as he had stepped down from the role of the president of the FIA. However, according to his latest blog, Saward talks about an aspect that would break many hearts of the Ferrari fan base.

Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 6, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action with Carlos Sainz Jr. during practice REUTERS/Henry Romero

A source within Ferrari advised him to, “Go easy on the JT stories.” Additionally, the source said, “I don’t think it is going to happen. If you’d ask me before the Christmas break, I’d have said 100 percent, it’s happening, but things have changed. I don’t know why – and I don’t think the deal is going to happen.”

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Mattia Binotto gives hints on how Ferrari is getting ready for the 2022 season

In 2020, the Italian team had a horrible year as they finished sixth in the teams’ standings. However, the following season they bounced back, achieving a third-place finish in the championship. With the 2022 season just a few months away team principal, Mattia Binotto is optimistic for the forthcoming season.

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As quoted from Motorsport.com, “If I look at the 2022 car, and the 2022 power unit, believe me there is a lot of innovation in it. I think that the way that the entire engineering team has faced the new design, the new project, and the 2022 regulations, which were a big discontinuity, was certainly with a more open mind than before.”

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 12, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during practice REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

“I can myself measure it by looking at the car itself, the way it’s progressing, and certainly with the amount of innovation we put in it,” he concluded.

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Seeing that Ferrari made a huge leap in progress during the course of the 2021 season, what are your predictions for the Italian team for 2022? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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