Bourdais manager calls for peace with Toro Rosso
7 August 2009 – Nicolas Todt, manager of Sébastien Bourdais, has announced that he will not be taking further action against the Toro Rosso team following the dismissal of the French driver last month.
With Bourdais' Toro Rosso career having been cut short after the German Grand Prix, the ousted driver - whose contract ran until the end of the season - stated that he would be taking legal action against the Faenza outfit.
Todt has hinted on Friday that such a move will not be taking place, however, to bring a close to the argument; the driver manager has told French sports newspaper L'Équipe that Bourdais 'will not institute proceedings'.
"A week after the German Grand Prix we came to an amicable agreement with the team," Todt is quoted as saying, before adding that the settlement was preferred over a court hearing.