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Mosley remains president

Formula One
by Andrew Benson (U1647787) 03 June 2008
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[Edited at 1152] Max Mosley is staying on as president of motorsport's governing body at a meeting in Paris on Tuesday.

The 68-year-old won a vote of confidence despite allegations in the News of the World that he took part in a "Nazi-style orgy" with prostitutes.

Mosley has apologised for any embarrassment but has denied there were any Nazi connotations to his actions.

Let us know whether you think Mosley should have been allowed to stay on.

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posted Jun 3, 2008

So what does the FIA stand for now then?

Furtive, Incorrigible Autocrat?

(It's a sad day for the FIA)

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comment by IanS (U1721085)

posted Jun 3, 2008

The result of today's vote was disappointing, but not surprising.

The very fact that Ecclestone come out in public to support Moseley's departure may have swayed some to vote for him to stay. Such is the politics in F1.

Why? The FIA are really accountable to nobody. In some ways the FIA president has more power and less accountability than a British Prime Minister.

So does the FIA really want Bernie Ecclestone or one of his cronies to gain more control in FIA than he already has?

Hence, in retrospect, keeping Mosely in place may have been the best of a bad list of options. I'd not be surprised if he sees out the rest of his term, and also wouldn't be surprised if he seeks a further term after October '09.

After all, he resigned before, remember? If his word was ever binding, this thread wouldn't exist.

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posted Jun 3, 2008

People need to realize that the FIA controls a budget larger than that of many nations. This is nothing more than another example of ego, power and money getting away with anything they want

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posted Jun 3, 2008

You mean to be 'independent' he must be outside the FIA? I think it still boils down to the same point myself but taking that as your objection, I see what you mean, though perhaps not to the same extent. If Scrivener had been investigating the FIA itself I think you would have a strong point but that wasn't the case here. And wouldn't any 'independent' be just as suspectible if they had reached the same outcome?

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posted Jun 3, 2008

If the News of the World hadn't muddied the waters by mentioning the N word, Moseley would have been shown as the sadistic, self-centered, jumped up son of the British aristocracy that he is, and he definately needs to go. You can't have people like that supposedly representing motor sports all over the world, given just how many different cultures are represented out there. As for youth, well the point was already made, I wouldn't want my kids to shake hands with Mad Max.

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posted Jun 3, 2008

Maxwell Rufus Moseley? What a guy!

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posted Jun 3, 2008

Stepping back from "independent", my understanding of QC's is that if you or I hire a QC, within reason they present our view?

Big difference between a judge and a QC.

Also, many people have difficulties distinguishing between the FIA President and the FIA itself.

But again my concern is with the very narrow brief that was given to him. As you know, its possible to ask a question in such a way that you get the answer you want. That's where my lack of surprise originated from.

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posted Jun 3, 2008

I find it unbelievable that anyone would feel it necessary to push for Max's resignation as his personal life has NOTHING to do with his performance as FIA President. I find it disgusting that those who voted against him don't seem to want to abide with the democratic process and would potentially just "take their ball and go home". I say good riddance if that is the case. The real Fascists here are those moralizers that think non-normative sex practices affect job performance in any way. I think that they and any country's "leaders" that don't want to deal with the FIA because of Max can all go to hell.

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