The current FIA president Jean Todt could make a comeback to Ferrari following his retirement from the presidency.
Before being elected as the president of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, Todt was a huge figure in Ferrari. From 1994 to 2007, he was the general manager of the racing division at Ferrari. This meant he became the team principal of Scuderia Ferrari. He led Ferrari during one of its most glorious eras. They took victory in the Constructors’ Championship six times in a row and got it another two times in 2007 and 2008.
From 2004 to 2009, he was appointed CEO and special advisor of the Italian company. However, from 2009, his role in motorsports changed dramatically.
Todt has acted as the FIA president since being elected in October 2009. Over the following decade, he was re-elected in 2013 and 2017.
Now, Todt bids farewell to Formula 1 as the president of the FIA. The Abu Dhabi GP will be his final race in this position.
According to the newspaper Corriere della Serra, though, Todt’s retirement may not spell the end of his F1 involvement. There is a possibility that he will return to Scuderia Ferrari as a consultant. This means he could be staying in the F1 paddock but with the Ferrari crew.
Corriere della Serra mentioned that Todt has allegedly communicated with the Ferrari chairman John Elkann about returning to the team.
There is not yet any confirmation of this rumor. However, Todt may find himself with his old team once again after over 12 years of absence.