F1 links: Mosley’s “unusually stupid” remark

FIA president Max Mosley to stand for re-election

‘He said he expected “six or seven” people to enter the race, although Sir Fred Goodwin will not be one of them. The former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive was linked with the role, but Mosley scotched that rumour. “Last week Sir Fred called me to say it was all nonsense. He was obviously rather embarrassed,” Mosley said. “The interesting thing is where it could have come from. It has to be someone with some kind of connection to F1. He’s got to have some connection with Scotland. He’s got to have no understanding of how F1 or the FIA work, and he has to be unusually stupid. There’s at least one person who ticks all those boxes.”‘

Mosley expects 12 F1 teams in 2010

‘Mosley admitted the governing body had been approached by the American group looking to enter Formula One as USF1. The FIA boss said the team are to be taken seriously. “Yes, they have,” Mosley said when asked if the team had approached the FIA. “They are serious people but they are the same as everyone else, they need the costs to come down if they are to be competitive. “They are recommended by Nick Craw, our man in the States who knows a lot of people. You have to take it seriously.”‘

Mosley future depends on F1 overhaul

“I spend all day long trying to solve other people’s problems and in effect stop people going bust and making them money, and in return get roundly abused, do I really want to do this?”

Max Mosley tempted to stand for re-election

‘Asked if he was tempted to run again, Mosley said: ??Yes. If a lot of people say to you, ??You should stay,? it?s churlish in a way not to. People have indicated they want to go on with the status quo and that is pretty widespread. That is nice and flattering, but I?ve got to ask myself if that?s what I really want to do.??’

Financial Times to axe sports coverage and cut page count

No more F1 in the FT?

Plunging sales put Toyota on road to worst results in 70-year history

“Toyota will report the worst annual results in its 70-year history tomorrow amid a collapse in sales in virtually every market.”

Schuey on Ferrari?s testing plans

“Imagine being Sebastien Buemi, the only rookie this season. When Jacques Villenueve was a rookie in 1996 he did something like 20,000 miles of testing before his first race. I remember talking to him at a test a few weeks befpre the first race and he felt like he?d already done a season! Buemi is right in at the deep end.”

Formula One?s forgotten heroes – Francois Cevert

“And with the Tyrrell back to their championship-winning form, the timing worked perfectly for Cevert, who clinched his first podium, his first fastest lap and his first win that year, firmly establishing himself in Formula One?s top flight. The podium was a second place behind Stewart after starting seventh at the French Grand Prix; the fastest lap was around the original, treacherous Nurburgring, where he was also runner-up to his team mate; and the win was at the season finale at Watkins Glen in the US. He finished third overall in the drivers? championship behind Stewart and Ronnie Peterson.”

ITV apologises after cameras miss only goal in Merseyside derby

Pure schadenfraude for a Formula 1 fan like myself who put up with ITV missing the title-deciding moment in 1998, the thrilling end to the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix, and loads of other F1 action.

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15 comments on F1 links: Mosley’s “unusually stupid” remark

  1. ‘Asked if he was tempted to run again, Mosley said: “Yes. If a lot of people say to you, ‘You should stay,’ it’s churlish in a way not to. People have indicated they want to go on with the status quo and that is pretty widespread. That is nice and flattering, but I’ve got to ask myself if that’s what I really want to do.”’

    Sorry Keith, you’ll have to clean your website because I just splurted green tea all over it :(

  2. Don’t worry, FT readers, at least not about Formula One. Most of what’s reported about F1 doesn’t belong in the sports pages anyway.

  3. Jon Finn said on 6th February 2009, 1:18

    “and in return get roundly abused, do I really want to do this?”

    I think the video evidence would indicate a yes Spanky!

    it’s also hard to comprehend how this guy picks his enemies. almost universally well respected Ron Dennis is his No.1 figure of hatred and then he just can’t leave alone a well loved character like Jackie Stewart. tsk.

  4. Robert McKay said on 6th February 2009, 8:56

    I’m amazed someone who has been through the public humiliation Max Mosely has can continue to make comments about Jackie Stewart’s intelligence.

  5. Really. I would put my money on Sir Jackie Stewart if the two were to meet in a boxing ring, on a race track, or in a battle of wits any day of the week.

  6. santori said on 6th February 2009, 11:40

    Oh, Jackie Stewart. Of course. My first thought was ‘Gordon Brown is really getting it from the motoring world this week’.

  7. TMFOX said on 6th February 2009, 12:16

    “The interesting thing is where it could have come from. It has to be someone with some kind of connection to F1. He’s got to have some connection with Scotland. He’s got to have no understanding of how F1 or the FIA work, and he has to be unusually stupid. There’s at least one person who ticks all those boxes.”

    Says Max Mosley…. from his glass house!

  8. John H said on 6th February 2009, 13:05

    go away Mosley.

    for god’s sake I can’t take much more of this.

  9. Although he didn’t mention him by name, because of his previous comments we all know he was criticising Sir Jackie Stewart again. Stewart has done more for F1 than Mosley ever will, and I would have thought that Stewart has more respect and support than Mosley as well.

    Of course people are going to tell Mosley he should stay, considering he surrounds himself with his own supporters and yes men, and people are afraid to speak out against him. I’m sure the people around Robert Mugabe are telling him he should stay on as leader of Zimbabwe.

    The sooner F1 is rid of Mosley the better.

  10. Max is back and he’s not going away any time soon – the sequel…

  11. beneboy said on 6th February 2009, 18:06

    To be honest guys I stopped listening to anything that Nazi Sympathising b*****d says a long time ago.

    I don’t really care what he gets up to in the dungeon but I can’t wait to have him out of the FIA and away from the sport I love.

    He’s an embarrassment at best & I really hope he dies a slow & painful death some day soon.

    Pure schadenfraude for a Formula 1 fan like myself who put up with ITV missing the title-deciding moment in 1998, the thrilling end to the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix, and loads of other F1 action.

    As an Everton fan I was glued to the TV for the game and as soon as they cut to adverts I screamed “For **** sake ITV, do you have to ruin every sport I like !”.

    I can’t believe that after this many years they still can’t get an outside broadcast right.

    Apologies to any younger readers for the amount of stars in this post, it’s been a stressful day :-)

  12. theRoswellite said on 6th February 2009, 21:25

    “I spend all day long trying to solve other people’s problems and in effect stop people going bust and making them money, and in return get roundly abused, do I really want to do this?” Mr. Mosley

    A proper job description for Mr. Mosley would include “..trying to solve other people’s problems..”, and as an administrator or manager that would be his primary task. I would certainly hope he didn’t bring his own problems to work with him (a bit of excessive baggage that).

  13. Mosley simply proves once again what an odious piece of work he is, his arrogance is unbelievable.
    I urge him to be as churlish as he wishes in the unlikely event the need should arise.

    One thing that strikes me is that if MM can be ‘outed’ once could he survive a repeat?

  14. Bernification said on 8th February 2009, 17:08

    This man absolutely disgusts me. I can’t believe his cheek.

    I would pay money to see Sir Jackie beat seven bells out of max in the ring DC.

    Can’t we club together and get him a one way ticket to the moon?

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