Todt is seen as being very influential in Massa's move from Sauber to Ferrari. There were rumours in mid-2007 that Todt could take over Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One team, but Toro Rosso team owner Gerhard Berger dismissed the rumours.
^Mole, The (2007-10-17). "Weird stuff". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. Retrieved . He's not. But he [Massa] is managed by Nicolas Todt, the son of Jean. This means that a percentage of any money that Felipe Massa earns will end up in Todt Jr's pocket.
^"Luca Filippi signs for Ferrari?". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 2007-09-19. Retrieved . It is expected that he will also compete in the GP2 Series with Nicolas Todt's ART Grand Prix team and be managed by Todt Jr.