F1 » Mosley refuses to be beaten over 'quirk'

Max Mosley talks about his fight for the right to proivacy, while admitting he has long had a fascination for 'physical punishment'.

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Marcos - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 5:17 PM

I never thought the day would come but I agree with Max. I hated him in his previous position so I was happy to see anything make him leave but I agree private = Private. Perversions behind closed doors are just that behind closed doors. If I had the money to buy a 100 hookers I probably would to the whole Nazi thing is a little on the obscene but not illegal.

I still think he was the worst thing to happen to F1 in recent years and only wish he Took bernie down with him. Also the fact that he now googles himself regularly screams NARCISSIST. to summarize bad for F1 who cares who he bones.

Paddockman - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 5:56 PM

The fact that no one in F1 had any idea he was into S&M speaks for itself. It was no one's business but his.

Who knows or cares what people get up to in their bedrooms as long as it's between consenting adults.

Whatever your opinion of him in F1, he was effective. Let's hope he is even more effective defending the right to privacy.

Mike - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 6:00 PM

Piston Head To be fair to Mosley, this had nothing to do with Hitler. One of the main reasons the newspaper lost the case was the Nazi allegation turned out to be untrue.


February 08, 2011 6:07 PM

Afternoon Crash.net,

Care to spot the spelling mistake in the report summary at the top of this page:

"Max Mosley talks about his fight for the right to proivacy, while admitting he has long had a fascination for 'physical punishment'."

Does this sort of stuff matter? Mosley has disgraced himself by waging war on the manufacturers and by pursuing personal vendettas. He is totally discredited and his words have no meaning anymore.

Rob01 - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 6:08 PM

He effectively ignored the fact that F1 could not sustain the business model under his reign. He waited until the bottom dropped completely out and then opted to pick HIS own second tier. And helped a couple teams with a double diffuser. And usually hand picked his WDC on a regular basis. I am glad he is gone. Now if he would just write the book he promised so we can get the high powered lawyers to work. And people will see what he actually did and those involved. Write the book Max and quit looking for sympathy.

DreadUK - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 9:19 PM

Both Max and Bernie presided over F1 whilst it grew over the last 30 years or so. Without them it would be a very different sport, I suspect much worse than it is despite the last few years of Max's egocentric, tyrannical management.

My opinion is that Max wanted to go out with a bang, retire with the legacy of having radically changed F1 in the last few years of his tenure by standardising everything except the drivers so we truly understood who was the best driver. Not that it would ever work of course.

Now he see's his legacy as being the crusade for privacy - never mind his sexual habits, we all have little dark desires, maybe he's right, is it OK for a paper to get a story then wait for the 'right' time to print it, at a time it suits their circulation not he public interest. Isn't the right time when they get the story?

Towards the end I thought the man was as mad as a squirrel on speed but hopefully he can do some good so papers like the Sun and News of the World don't unnece

James - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 9:20 PM

Rob01= Are you sure you are right that Mosley waited "until the bottom dropped out" on costs?

Just off the top of my head. January 2003: elimination of qualifying cars and engines (furious opposition and threat of arbitration from McLaren and Williams). May 2004: Monaco meeting of engine manufacturers to reduce the $1 billion-plus total budget. 2005: engine cost reduction measures (threat of arbitration from BMW and Honda). 2006 and 2007: further engine cost reductions (longer life, rev restrictions etc), January 2008: meeting of all teams in Paris, agreement to examine cost cap (only Ferrari dissenting), May 2008: team cost cap agreed by team CFOs (except Ferrari).

A trawl through the old magazines would reveal more detail and probably other measures. Patrick Head was quoted the other day that, although they opposed at the time, Williams would not now be in business but for the FIA cost cutting measures.

By all means criticise Mosley, but not over cost cutting or safety.

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