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Wounded Mosley hits back

As FIA president Max Mosley continued to ratchet up tensions in the Formula One world, the Fota teams yesterday maintained a diplomatic silence on their future plans, which might yet include a breakaway championship.

Mosley threatens Fota and demands apology

Just when it appeared that peace had finally broken out in Formula One, FIA president Max Mosley stormed back into the arena yesterday with a threat to Formula One Teams' Association and the Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo to reconsider his position after what he sees as "deliberate attempts" by Fota to present a misleading interpretation of events.

Di Montezemolo revels in toppling 'dictator' Mosley

Luca di Montezemolo was last night revelling in the toppling of a man he has described as a "dictator" in FIA president Max Mosley.

Mosley stands down after reaching end of the road

FIA president finally falls on his sword as high-stakes battle with rebel teams ends

Mosley the martyr walks away for F1 peace

A humiliated Max Mosley adopted the role of martyr yesterday as he resigned from the leadership of Formula One, ceding control to teams bent on his departure.

F1 'at peace' following agreement

Peace broke out in Formula One today when a deal was reached to avert a breakaway series and teams agreed to further cut costs without a budget cap.

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James Lawton: Mosley's spectacle of self-interest does no justice to Fangio, Ascari or Silverstone

Politics in F1 will rage on to the point when saying sorry might just be too late

Briatore writes off Mosley's bid to make peace with renegades

As beleaguered FIA president Max Mosley braces himself for what could be a rough ride at the World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris tomorrow, the eight renegade Formula One teams who have pledged to start their own breakaway series for 2010 show no sign of backing down.

Breakaway would be 'total disaster' says Ecclestone

Formula One commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone insists he is "not going to let things disintegrate" with eight teams threatening to form a breakaway series because of an ongoing row with motor sport's governing body the FIA.

Mosley in reverse gear over legal threat

The FIA president calls for talks during a visit to Silverstone but teams forge ahead with plans for new series

Vettel settles argument on the track

German takes pole for Red Bull at British Grand Prix where the threat of a rebel series is overshadowing Silverstone's swansong

On the day of the British Grand Prix, F1 hits the buffers

As breakaway grows, ex-champion Jackie Stewart tells FIA president Max Mosley that it's time to go

Mosley heads for court to put down rebellion

The FIA yesterday threatened legal action against the eight Formula One teams seeking to break away. Tough talk aside, this could be the last stand for Formula One's most controversial figure
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