The Club was delighted to welcome special guest, Jean Todt, to its annual London Motor Week Dinner in Pall Mall on Tuesday 31 October, where he gave guests a unique and personal insight into his adventurous life in motorsport.
Following a career as a rally co-driver, Jean Todt went on to pave his way in motorsport management before being appointed CEO of Ferrari in 2006. It was later in 2009 that he joined the FIA as its President. His fruitful career didn’t end there though, as he was later appointed the Special Envoy for Road Safety by the Secretary of the United Nations.
Under his direction, Peugeot won four World Rally Championship titles, the Paris Dakar Rally four times and twice won the Le Mans 24 Hours. During his time at Ferrari, the Scuderia team won 14 Formula 1 World Championship titles – driver and manufacturer.
The Club was also delighted to reunite Jean with the Ferrari F310, chassis 171, displayed in the rotunda – the very car that Michael Schumacher drove to his first victory for Ferrari while competing in the famous 1996 Spanish GP in atrocious conditions.
Jean said: ‘It is a great pleasure to be here at the Royal Automobile Club this evening, during its 120th anniversary year, and I would like to thank everyone who has joined us here tonight.’
He added: ‘It is a privilege to dine with guests who have a genuine passion for cars and motorsport and to hear of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which is taking place this weekend.’
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