F1 » Max Mosley reflects on his 16-year FIA Presidency

Departing FIA President Max Mosley looks back over his 16 years in the most powerful and influential role in international motorsport...

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October 16, 2009 2:24 PM

Much the same as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in the Epic film Dune...It would be like him surveying the destruction he has reaked on the landscape. :-o

Great for safety innovation, rubbish at creating a spectacle. Be gone foul odious man!

IanK - Unregistered

October 16, 2009 2:42 PM

Max has done a great service during his time in the FIA into improving standards of safety, both for motorsports and the general public with the implimentation of crash test safety standards. However, despite this, Max Mosley will tend to be remebered only for his indiscressions with prostitutes and his autocratic miss-management of running F1 in a fair and balanced manor. The obvious favouratism towards certain drivers and teams, and ruthlessly try to, and succeed in some cases, to destroy the credibility of people who have the morals to stand upto his actions and bias attitiude


October 16, 2009 2:53 PM

He stayed on 8 years too long. He overlooked the safety of the league during that time. Too busy helping Bernie with the wheel barrel heisting money from the series. When everyone was fat and happy he sat on his hands. Then when FOTA throws him out. He comes up with wild ideas on how to save the series. To save the series he HAD to go. Sad for him because now he will always be known as MAX THE WORSE.

alex - Unregistered

October 16, 2009 3:57 PM

Nero did a lot for Prostitutes and Wine sales too, but he also sat there and watched Rome burn.

Whatever Max has achieved in terms of overseeing safety changes is totally overshadowed by his repulsive "German themed Orgy" expose and deranged egotistical despotry at the helm of the FIA. Selling F1 out for a pittance to his mate Bernie, ru(i)ning Formula 1 as his personal Fifedom, crushing anybody who dares to even question any of his autocratic lunacies....

All Max will ever be now is hated and despised. I do wonder where he plans living in the future and what kind of security arrangements he will need.

Powerline 2008 - Unregistered

October 16, 2009 4:04 PM

F1 is now more corrupt & depraved before Max took over the presidency. Max Mosley failed the biggest test in leadership, i.e. the test of good character. Max is without shame & honor.

Mike - Unregistered

October 16, 2009 4:19 PM

I think you are all jealous of his antics with the ladies. Only sexual failures get wound up about other people's sex lives as long as what they do is consensual and among adults.

And you can't deny he did a huge job for road car safety.

And we will have 3 or 4 new F1 teams in 2010 after his fight with FOTA who wanted to keep them out.

Personally I don't give a stuff about his sex life, nor do the people walking around alive because of what he did.

And spectacle? He got the OWG (Ferrari, McLaren and Renault) together but they didn't get the job done on overtaking. It's the teams that failed to fix the spectacle, not Max

Schumi - Unregistered

October 16, 2009 5:09 PM

a very interesting statement in the second off last paragraph he is thanking his collegues who have been supportive of his activities during the difficult times of his presidency and the last paragrapgh he is thanking members who are still supporting him in a totdt elecetion approval process.

It all smells a bit off to me but then again that is max's precidency history a bit smelly all round even with what we know/do not know


October 16, 2009 5:16 PM
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Er, Mike

Max saw to that by allowing the double-diffuser and higher rear down force. THE reason why the rear wing was narrowed? So as to have closer racing through LESS downforce through the rear wing....

Not surprised it doesnt work when Max doesnt hold to the spirit of the OWG(overtaking working group).

As for the sexual side, I agree they are none of our business. But its comical right?
And how dumb is he to get caught? :D

Manny Fold - Unregistered

October 16, 2009 5:25 PM

This guy is the ultimate piece of work,it can be said he whipped the odd thing into shape
Does he honestly think that F1 without him would be any different there are lots of people who are responsible for the changes that made the sport as safe as it is to-day so give credit where it is due,and remember Max
you presided over some of the biggest shambles the sport has ever seen

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