Max Mosley articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Mosley continues di Montezemolo attacks 30th May 2010, 8:14

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 […]

Mosley attacks “weak” di Montezemolo 22nd April 2010, 11:16

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 […]

Budget cap architect Purnell leaves FIA 22nd January 2010, 11:25

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 […]

FIA starts Briatore appeal but softens stance 11th January 2010, 16:25

The FIA has confirmed it will appeal the Tribune de Grande Instance’s verdict against its decision to ban Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds from motor racing. However it also admitted it would not prevent drivers managed by Briatore, such as Mark Webber, from competing in F1 as it had previously threatened: While the appeal is […]

Briatore’s victory gives the FIA a tough lesson in the limits of its power 7th January 2010, 10:38

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 […]

The FIA goes to the polls 23rd October 2009, 0:37

After months of build-up the FIA presidential elections finally take place today. But will the winner be Max Mosley’s choice Jean Todt, or the fans’ favourite Ari Vatanen?

The bitterly-fought FIA presidential election is too important to ignore 17th October 2009, 11:38

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 […]

Vatanen says “tide is turning” in his favour but fears voter intimidation 2nd October 2009, 15:25

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 […]

Vote Todt, get Mosley? 5th August 2009, 19:10

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?s 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?

Jean Todt vs Ari Vatanen (Poll) 21st July 2009, 7:00

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?