“Mosley: It’s Complicated” is an unflinching look at the life of former FIA president Max Mosley, who ruled Formula 1 for almost two decades.
Max Mosley’s efforts to consolidate his power as president of the FIA was the motivation for controversial deal which was his legacy.
Bernie Ecclestone recalls his fondest memories of Max Mosley, the long-standing ally he came to regard as like a brother, and his one regret.
Max Mosley, who has died at the age of 81, was a former racing driver, Formula 1 team owner and president of the FIA.
Max Mosley, the controversial former president of the governing body of world motorsport, has died at the age of 81.
Max Mosley tells the story of his controversial 18-year rule over Formula One and how he brought the News of the World to its knees. Surely that has to be a must-read?
Former FIA president Max Mosley has continued his haranguing of Ferrari’s Luca di Montezemolo. Mosley told the Daily Mail di Montezemolo urged him to ban double diffusers when the legality of the devices was being investigated last year: Luca does have this silly idea that if it is Ferrari then it is OK. When we … Continue reading Mosley continues di Montezemolo attacks
Former FIA president Max Mosley has fired off another broadside at Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo in an interview with F1 Racing magazine. He also said letting that Ferrari keep their one-two win in the 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix was a mistake: Luca is very, very good company with people and he’s certainly a very … Continue reading Mosley attacks “weak” di Montezemolo
Tony Purnell, who helped devise Max Mosley’s controversial budget cap plan, has left the FIA. Formerly a team principal at Jaguar, Purnell joined the FIA in 2006. Together with fellow technical consultant Peter Wright, Purnell was also involved in introducing 2009’s radical aerodynamic changes designed to aid overtaking. But the budget cap proposal proved more … Continue reading Budget cap architect Purnell leaves FIA
The Singapore crash affair is by no means over: I cannot imagine the FIA letting Tuesday’s verdict in favour of Flavio Briatore lie, and Briatore himself has said he may bring further lawsuits. But now the verdict is out there and the principal players have all said their pieces, it’s time to take stock. The … Continue reading Briatore’s victory gives the FIA a tough lesson in the limits of its power
Bernie Ecclestone is not above making a wry joke with his annual Christmas cards and this year is no exception. His cartoon card features the team bosses waving goodbye to Max Mosley. Meanwhile Flavio Briatore – depicted aboard a pirate rowboat – takes aim at his yacht with a harpoon.
As the F1 world waits to learn whether Renault will join Toyota in quitting the sport, the finger-pointing for the manufacturers’ exodus has already begun. The FIA reacted to Toyota’s decision by claiming it could have been avoided if Max Mosley’s budget cap had been introduced. Meanwhile Ferrari blamed “those who managed Formula 1 over … Continue reading Is the FIA to blame for teams leaving?
Jean Todt’s victory in today’s FIA election is not likely to be greeted with a great deal of surprise. He was the preferred choice of outgoing president Max Mosley, and that clout was always going to count for a lot. Sure enough, Todt won with 135 votes to Vatanen’s 49, with 12 abstentions. The FIA … Continue reading Jean Todt is the new FIA president
With the FIA presidential election just days away the row over Max Mosley’s efforts to ensure he is succeeded by Jean Todt and not Ari Vatanen is the subject of great scrutiny. Vatanen has taken the step of appealing to a French court to ensure next week’s elections are carried out fairly, a move which … Continue reading The bitterly-fought FIA presidential election is too important to ignore
Ari Vatanen feels he is the front runner in the FIA president election race following Max Mosley’s letter urging people to vote for Jean Todt. Vatanen told this site: It is very sad he has done this. But they know we are leading now. If he knew they were leading he would never write such … Continue reading Vatanen says “tide is turning” in his favour but fears voter intimidation
Max Mosley refused to acknowledge the craven manner in which the FIA backed down from punishing Renault yesterday. He insisted the team received “the harshest [penalty] we can impose”, which was patently false given that they kept all the points and money earned by their ill-gotten victory, and have not been banned from any events. … Continue reading Mosley says Renault got the ‘harshest penalty’ but hardly anyone agrees
British F1 journalists at the Italian Grand Prix gave Max Mosley a farewell present as he prepares to give up the presidency next month. At a dinner on Thursday he was handed a leaving present bought by the writers – a ?é?ú150 brown leather whip. According to a report in The Times, one journalist said … Continue reading A whip-round for Max Mosley
Reading Jean Todt’s FIA election manifesto, one line jumped out at me: For each FIA World Championship we propose appointing a Commissioner responsible for the Federation?óÔé¼Ôäós day to day management and governance of the championship. Now, who do you think Todt might have in mind for the job of F1 Commissioner?
After beating Jean-Marie Balestre in 1991, Max Mosley never had to face an opponent in an FIA election. But his successor will: this October Mosley’s preferred choice Jean Todt will stand against ‘independent candidate’ Ari Vatanen. But which is the right man for the job?
Max Mosley’s latest promise to step down from the FIA presidency in October will inevitably be met with some scepticism. After all, he’s already gone back on similar promises made in 2004, 2008 and earlier this year. But this time we can be more confident that he actually is going, for two reasons. First, the … Continue reading Max Mosley will give up FIA presidency – but he wants Jean Todt in charge