With Todt determined to eradicate the scenes witnessed at Silverstone yesterday when Pirelli suffered a number of tyre failures, steps have been taken to aid the Italian manufacturer.
Todt said: "Our priority is to ensure safety for all in Formula One and we believe the incidents at Silverstone represent a genuine safety concern for the drivers.
"We have thus taken the decision to alter the young driver test to allow teams to use drivers they deem fit to carry out tyre development work, in a bid to solve the problems we saw at the British Grand Prix.
"I believe it is fitting to carry out this work at the circuit upon which the issues were manifested."
In a statement headed 'FIA seeks solution to Silverstone tyre failures', motor sport's world governing body will allow current drivers to take part providing "it is clear the purpose of them doing this is to test tyres for Pirelli".
There is also a proviso, given the seriousness of the situation and to allow young drivers some time behind the wheel as the race drivers could dominate, for the test to be extended by one day.
Todt has authorised an immediate amendment to this year's sporting regulations which prohibit in-season testing.
There will also be a change to the technical rules, which currently state that modifications to the tyres can only be made with the permission of all the teams.
This follows on from a veto to a recent tyre change Pirelli had tried to implement by Ferrari, Lotus and Force India.
As pointed out in the statement, "this will allow the FIA to take all necessary actions to ensure safety".
Crucially, Mercedes have agreed they will play no part in the test, as per the recent ban handed out by an International Tribunal.
The Brackley-based marque were reprimanded and banned from the young driver test after conducting a 1,000km tyre test with Pirelli at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona in mid-May.
Despite the measures in place, it still does not allay fears of the teams and drivers heading to this weekend's German Grand Prix.
With word still to come from Pirelli as to its plans, all Todt can do is seek its guarantee the shocking scenes at Silverstone were a one off.
The statement concluded: "In the meantime, the FIA has asked Pirelli for an assurance there will be no repetition of the tyre problems at this weekend's German Grand Prix or at subsequent grand prix."