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MILAN, March 18 Ferrari Chief Executive Officer
Jean Todt resigned on Tuesday and will be replaced by General
Manager Amedeo Felisa, the company said in a statement.
Todt headed Ferrari's Formula One team when the Italian
carmaker won six straight constructors' titles between 1999 and
2004 with driver Michael Schumacher. In 2006 Todt became CEO of
the Maranello, Italy-based luxury sportscar builder.
Todt said he had wanted to stay at Ferrari while Chairman
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo was chairman of Italy's employers
body. Now Montezemolo is back at Ferrari Todt said he could
"dedicate more time to myself and the things I'm interested in".
Todt will remain a board member as well as chairman of
Ferrari Asia Pacific and Ferrari West Europe. He will also be
charged by Montezemolo to carry out special assignments for
Ferrari's racing operations, the company said.
Felisa, 62, joined Ferrari in 1990 and was named general
manager two years ago.
Ferrari is a unit of Italian carmaker Fiat FIA.MI.
(Reporting by Mathias Wildt and Gilles Castonguay; Editing by