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Thursday 22 October 2009
Max Mosley's often controversial reign as president of the FIA will draw to a close tomorrow, with Jean Todt hot favourite to emerge as his successor.
Friday 16 October 2009
Campaigning for the most powerful position in world motorsport descended into a slanging match today with FIA president Max Mosley and would-be successor Ari Vatanen trading blows in an exchange of letters.
Sunday 04 October 2009
To suggest that Max Mosley doesn't like being beaten may sound something of a paradox, but his campaign to install favoured choice Jean Todt as his successor as president of motorsport's ruling body FIA may come unstuck after upsetting one of the most powerful men in the Middle East. Jordan's Prince Feisal is fast becoming a seriously influential player in motorsport politics after steering his country's successful bid to become the first Arab nation to host a World Rally Championship, is furious at Mosley snubbing his invitation to last week's conference of motorsport governing bodies in Amman and more so at receiving a savage letter from him denigrating Todt's challenger, Ari Vatanen, warning that the popular Finn and his associates "have made enemies of the FIA membership". Hardly diplomatic, as the sports-loving Prince Feisal is himself one of Vatanen's backers and set to become an FIA vice-president should he win. A source close to the royal palace tells us: "Prince Feisal is very angry indeed with Mr Mosley, especially after he extended the hand of friendship by inviting him to the world rally event at a time when the motor world seemed against him because of the bondage scandal. He is gravely concerned at some of the insinuations made in Mr Mosley's letter." It may be that Mosley will find upsetting a royal who commands much respect beyond motorsport's growing Middle East constituency a less pleasurable painful experience.
Saturday 03 October 2009
The action here in Suzuka yesterday was a damp squib thanks to rain in both practice sessions, but elsewhere the FIA presidential election heated up as Jordan's influential Prince Feisal criticised the outgoing president Max Mosley's overt and aggressive support of candidate Jean Todt.
Thursday 24 September 2009
Tuesday 22 September 2009
Monday 21 September 2009
Renault have been given a suspended permanent disqualification from Formula One after motor sport's governing body ruled on Nelson Piquet Jr's crash during last year's Singapore Grand Prix.
Monday 03 August 2009
Outgoing FIA president Max Mosley stole a march on the Formula One teams on Saturday when the governing body made the official announcement of the signing of a new Concorde Agreement four days earlier than they had ideally wanted.
Friday 17 July 2009
Jean Todt, the former team principal of Ferrari, formally announced his intention yesterday to stand for the role of FIA president which will be vacated by his close friend Max Mosley in October.
Sunday 12 July 2009
Formula One racing is not really my kind of sport, but I can see why it attracts millions of fans. Its very existence is a kind of two-fingered salute to the green lobby, and the combination of macho men and glamorous women a jolly reminder of a previous, less politically correct era when having fun was so much simpler. Today's German Grand Prix will have fewer viewers than usual, however, because of remarks made by one of the two unpleasant men who run the sport.
Sunday 12 July 2009
Damage limitation. On and off the track, that's been the catchphrase of a cold weekend that might just prove to be the tipping point in Formula One's history. In the end, the renegade FOTA teams elected not to prod the tiger more than necessary and dropped their thoughts of presenting beleaguered FIA president Max Mosley with a convenient ready-to-sign letter of resignation.
Saturday 11 July 2009
The weather here at the Nurburgring was cold and bleak yesterday – rather like the sport's current state as the war between the sport's governing body, the FIA and the Formula One Teams Association reached another critical moment.
Friday 10 July 2009
As weary Formula One fans became ever more bemused and Max Mosley sought to explain why it is taking so long for a suitable 2009 Concorde Agreement to be put before the teams for signature, the beleaguered FIA president came under attack from an unexpected source.
Thursday 09 July 2009
I was in a monastery in Syria when I heard that Michael Jackson had died. "What a shame!" I thought. "What a sad life!" And then I went back to looking at icons. (The kind of icons that feature a Madonna and child, I mean a real Madonna and child, a Madonna-looking-good-at-1,500, not just at 50, and a child that wasn't "rescued" from the other side of the world.)
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Formula One motor racing boss Bernie Ecclestone said he regretted the upset caused by his praise of Adolf Hitler's leadership.
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