F1 » Mosley warns there may be trouble ahead for 'fragile' F1

Former FIA President Max Mosley has conceded that disgraced 'Singapore-gate' protagonist Flavio Briatore could well soon return to F1 - but warns of difficulties ahead for the management of the sport

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September 01, 2010 12:58 PM

The only thing i think that hasnt happened yet is the gambling problem that has rocked the cricket world. I hope no driver ever has to face the situation of being approached by a briber. This season has been a good year and the controversies have been about the racing on track rather than politics off the track apart from the joke race in Germany.

Natas - Unregistered

September 01, 2010 1:24 PM

Well, F1 is definitely in trouble.
While the Belgian GP was exciting, there's no question that F1 really lacks the fire and excitement it once upon a time had.
Drivers are a bunch of 20-something rich kids driven by ego and teams are a bunch of immature crybaby men, staring at the weather monitor throughout the race wondering if they should press the LDF5 button or LDF6. Or maybe LDF4, who knows, while they should press ESC, close the screen and let some Real men do some Real racing.

Paddockman - Unregistered

September 01, 2010 1:27 PM

Rob01: You have to face reality, which is that the world does care what Mosley thinks as is clear from the massive web coverage of an interview he gave to just one German newspaper. This is not surprising given the position he held for 18 years and the fact that he (controversially) secured Jean Todt's election as his replacement.

What is interesting is whether he is right. On the face of it there are three groups vying for control of F1 - FOM (Ecclestone), FOTA (the teams) and the FIA. This has potential for trouble and there have been frequent outbreaks in the last 30 years.
Personally, I would like to read an in-depth interview about his reasons with reactions from Bernie, Luca and Todt.

Jonov - Unregistered

September 01, 2010 2:38 PM

F1 is only fragile because you and Bernie made it that way, Max. Bernie because of his greed and you because of your arbitrary and destructive rules changes.


September 01, 2010 2:58 PM

The reason F1 is in trouble is Max himself. He was allowed to write the rules because the teams let him. For many years while the teams were fat and happy they let Max do what he wanted. After many years of corruption at the highest levels under Max a change had to be made. That change was FOTA under Luca. It's what got the buzzard thrown out of F1. Now that FOTA is formed the teams make the rules. Max's last ditch effort to rule/ruin the sport was the adding of HIS select second tier of new teams. He is still a cancer on the sport and should shut up completely and let Todt rule the roost.

cydewayz - Unregistered

September 01, 2010 3:41 PM

one should remember this is a crash quote=story, from a lengthy article. if Flav comes back, F1 will lose a huge amount of credibility for sure. Rob1 out of interest, why are you suggesting Max was/is corrupt?

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