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Jean Todt, Marco Tronchetti Provera, Istanbul, 2011In the round-up: Former FIA president Max Mosley says his successor Jean Todt needs to be more confrontational to get his way with the teams.


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“He’s got a completely different style, I mean we say this to each other. How effective it is you can’t really tell. He’s still in his first mandate and assuming he’s prepared to go on – I think he will – but he’s working from nine in the morning until nine at night. It’s much, much harder than it looks from the outside. If he goes on then we’ll start to see, really.

“At the moment maybe he’s a little bit too reluctant to confront. He seeks consensus. It’s good to have consensus but sometimes you’ve just get up and do something.

“Like back in 2003 when the teams would not agree about costs I then just said ‘OK, we’re going to stop the qualifying engines, stop the qualifying cars because we’re going to have parc ferme at six o’clock, I’ve got the right to do it under the rules’.

“And the teams went berserk, some of them went into arbitration, but it was the right thing to do and now teams wouldn’t dream of having qualifying cars. Sometimes you’ve got to be a bit confrontational.”

Mosley also said that Ferrari’s support for him during the ‘Spankgate’ controversy made it difficult for him to go against them and introduce the planned budget cap regulations later in his final term.

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