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A fat French whinging windbag 19 50.00%
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Do you think Jean Todt's latest incoherent diatribe against McLaren and the FIA demonstrates that hes a fat French whinging windbag with a good looking wife or the defender of sport against a sea of dishonest behaviour and hypocrisy?
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Re: Jean Todt

Well, clearly he's French, and is a bit rotund - there can be only one answer
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Jean Todt... Who is she?
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Jean Todt... Who is she?
Just some big girls blouse
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Isn't he half Polish?
 
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Jean Todt... Who is she?
Pretty sure she played the mother in 'Bread'.
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I think he's just doing his job. He works for an F1 team, and their main rival has been found guilty of having technical information about his team / cars / strategy / whatever, but has been let off because there's no proof they made use of the info.

If he didn't kick up a fuss, he wouldn't be doing his job, particularly given the 'suspicious elements' that Max mentions here.

If it was the other way round, and Ferrari had been found guilty of possessing sensitive material about McLaren but not punished, there would be outcry.
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I agree Jamieboy. Also can you imagine McLaren NOT appealing a decision which went against them?
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Re: Jean Todt

he's a fantastic man who, brought Ferrari kicking & screaming back to winning ways. He's an honest man who wants a level playing field, the interests of Ferrari are his sole concern, damn right too!
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That's the fella.
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I agree Jamieboy. Also can you imagine McLaren NOT appealing a decision which went against them?
Yes I can, didn't Schumacher win one of his championships by overtaking Kimi at the French GP under a yellow flag. Big Ron decided not to appeal against the race result for the good of the sport. As we have seen time and time again with the ridiculous 'team orders' etc, Todt and Ferrari only seem to be intersted in the good of Ferrari...
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He's an honest man who wants a level playing field, the interests of Ferrari are his sole concern, damn right too!
A 'level playing field' and the 'interests of Ferrari' are sometimes mutually exclusive!
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As we have seen time and time again with the ridiculous 'team orders' etc, Todt and Ferrari only seem to be intersted in the good of Ferrari...
These are the same type of 'team orders' that McLaren employed to get DC to move over and let Hakkinen win, surely affecting not only the championship but their entire careers at the team?

At the time, Ron said it was the drivers' decision, but he more recently claimed that it was under his instruction as he felt Mika had been unfairly penalised by coming into the pitlane unexpectedly.
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These are the same type of 'team orders' that McLaren employed to get DC to move over and let Hakkinen win, surely affecting not only the championship but their entire careers at the team?

At the time, Ron said it was the drivers' decision, but he more recently claimed that it was under his instruction as he felt Mika had been unfairly penalised by coming into the pitlane unexpectedly.
I don't really think that's quite the same thing due to the specal circumstances surrounding that day. With Ferrari whole seasons have been ruined...
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Re: Jean Todt

One questionable decision is all I can think of (Austria). I can still see why they did it though, the previous 2 seasons they had lost the title by a point or two. The fact that they were dominating that year made it pointless and a bit of a PR disaster.
The Ron Dennis thing mentioned may or may not have been upheld, I cant remember the details. The fact that Shuey would have won the following race probably would have had an influence on Mr Dennis, had his driver been up there he would (rightly) have appealed.
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All Mclaren need to do is secretly place some of their own paperwork in a Ferrari mechanics locker. Then get Ferrari disqualified. Unworkable rule.
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Look chaps, you're forgetting one thing, Todt wears red because he's in league with Satan
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Of course he is whinging - they didn't win the case - any other team boss would be doing the same - RD included, in Ronspeak of course
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Personally a storm in a teacup.
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I don't really think that's quite the same thing due to the specal circumstances surrounding that day. With Ferrari whole seasons have been ruined...
Other than 2003, were any seasons close enough to be affected by a couple of points gained through team orders?

If team orders did help give Schumacher the 2003 championship, then it was probably fair enough because he was the only Ferrari driver who could have won it. I think any team would rather one of their drivers won the championship rather than one of their rivals.
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Personally a storm in a teacup.
Totally agree, just this weeks news, move on



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Re: Jean Todt

A fat French whinging windbag !!
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Re: Jean Todt

A fat French whinging windbag.It is the holier than thou attatude that stinks,not his actions.

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i reckon hes a nice chap....
 
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