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HAHAHAHAHAHA!

I've just gotten back from a two day conference, logged on and just pissed myself laughing at this debacle.

I would love to see the look on Jackie and Ron face as this rolls on

IMO he had this coming after the way he has manipulated the Mclaren/Ferrari spygate episode

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Mosley sues the News of the World

Mosley sues the News of the World
Eurosport - Fri, 04 Apr 22:17:00 2008
Embattled FIA president Max Mosley has come out fighting by starting a legal battle with the Sunday tabloid that published a lurid story about his private life.

More StoriesADAC asks Mosley to consider his position
Shocking revelations emerged in last weekend's News of the World that have this week placed Mosley's position as one of most powerful men in motorsport under severe threat.

Although Mosley subsequently apologised to all facets of the FIA for any embarrassment caused, he cited "a covert investigation" to discredit him had been undertaken.

The newspaper printed allegations there was a Nazi connotation to the sex scandal, a claim the 67-year-old Mosley insisted was "entirely false".

Now he is determined to pursue the matter through the courts, with a statement confirming: "Lawyers representing Mr Mosley have today served proceedings against the News of the World claiming unlimited damages."

Mosley, though, appears to be facing a greater battle to save his job than he perhaps first anticipated.

Earlier this week, Mosley stated he had received a large number of messages of sympathy and support from within the FIA and the motor sport and motoring communities.

But over the past few days, a groundswell of negativity has slowly started to rise against him, with calls growing by the day for him to resign.

It is almost certain that regardless of the furore enveloping him, Mosley will resolutely stand firm until his fate is decided at an extraordinary general assembly of the FIA later this month.

The assembly comprises 222 national motoring organisations in 130 countries, and it is in their hands Mosley's fate rests.

And if the Dutch, German and Israeli motoring organisations are an indicator of the general feeling around the world, then Mosley's 15-year reign is approaching the end.

The Dutch motorsport federation, KNAF, have confirmed they will vote against Mosley at the meeting likely to take place in Paris.

"Because of his high-profile position, this can't be accepted," said KNAF president Arie Ruitenbeek of the lurid story that came to light in the News of the World.

"I have not received my invitation yet (to the FIA meeting), but we will go and vote for him to resign."

The ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) have asked Mosley to "very carefully reconsider his role."

Their statement read: "In a letter to FIA president Max Mosley, the ADAC has distanced itself from events surrounding his person.

"According to the ADAC, the role of an FIA president who represents more than 100 million motorists worldwide should not be burdened by such an affair.

"Therefore, we ask the president to very carefully reconsider his role within the organisation.

"According to the ADAC, the appropriate FIA process has to take care of the matter.

"It is in the interests of this world organisation to carry on with its duties without the burden of this affair."

Yitzhak Milstein, president of the Automobile and Touring Club of Israel (MEMSI), described the Sunday tabloid story as "shocking."

"It is especially surprising for us in view of the fact that our contacts with Mr Mosley along the years have always been proper and correct, and never gave an indication of what the recent story in the press may reflect," added Milstein.

"Once the whole thing is clarified and there is a better idea on how true is the published story, we will make our conclusions known, and they will certainly match the severity of the matter."

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has maintained he is "happy" with Mosley, but insists his future is in his own hands.

Ecclestone, the most powerful man in world motorsport, said: "This is an FIA thing, this is nothing to do with anyone else.

"It doesn't affect us in any shape or form. It's not what I think, it's what other people think.

"I'm happy with Max, I don't have any problems at all with Max.

"Max will know what he needs to do, he is the president of the FIA, he is the one who will decide what goes on in the FIA, not me."

Three-times Formula One world champion Sir Jackie Stewart has also called on Mosley to quit, insisting his position is "untenable."

Stewart's comments are unsurprising given the animosity that lingers between himself and Mosley, who at one point last year described the Scot as "a certified half-wit."

But in lending his weight to the furore raging around Mosley, Stewart said: "For a head of a global federation it is simply not possible to keep his position.

"It is not only bad for motorsport in general, but also bad for the whole motorsport industry.

"We have a world of different cultures and you cannot accept such things to happen.

"I don't think a head of a federation can survive such a thing and simply just keep his position.

"It is now up to the FIA and to Mosley himself. He has to do the right thing for the sport now.

"If he would be in a commercial company he would already be gone."

Britain's own motoring organisation, the MSA (Motor Sports Association) are so far refusing to be drawn into the debate.

Alan Gow, who is chairman of the MSA, is the man who would attend the assembly hearing, potentially with chief executive Colin Hilton.

However, an MSA spokesperson said: "We are simply maintaining a watching brief at this stage to see how things develop."

Reuters
Eurosport - Fri, 04 Apr 22:17:00 2008
Embattled FIA president Max Mosley has come out fighting by starting a legal battle with the Sunday tabloid that published a lurid story about his private life.

More StoriesADAC asks Mosley to consider his position
Shocking revelations emerged in last weekend's News of the World that have this week placed Mosley's position as one of most powerful men in motorsport under severe threat.

Although Mosley subsequently apologised to all facets of the FIA for any embarrassment caused, he cited "a covert investigation" to discredit him had been undertaken.

The newspaper printed allegations there was a Nazi connotation to the sex scandal, a claim the 67-year-old Mosley insisted was "entirely false".

Now he is determined to pursue the matter through the courts, with a statement confirming: "Lawyers representing Mr Mosley have today served proceedings against the News of the World claiming unlimited damages."

Mosley, though, appears to be facing a greater battle to save his job than he perhaps first anticipated.

Earlier this week, Mosley stated he had received a large number of messages of sympathy and support from within the FIA and the motor sport and motoring communities.

But over the past few days, a groundswell of negativity has slowly started to rise against him, with calls growing by the day for him to resign.

It is almost certain that regardless of the furore enveloping him, Mosley will resolutely stand firm until his fate is decided at an extraordinary general assembly of the FIA later this month.

The assembly comprises 222 national motoring organisations in 130 countries, and it is in their hands Mosley's fate rests.

And if the Dutch, German and Israeli motoring organisations are an indicator of the general feeling around the world, then Mosley's 15-year reign is approaching the end.

The Dutch motorsport federation, KNAF, have confirmed they will vote against Mosley at the meeting likely to take place in Paris.

"Because of his high-profile position, this can't be accepted," said KNAF president Arie Ruitenbeek of the lurid story that came to light in the News of the World.

"I have not received my invitation yet (to the FIA meeting), but we will go and vote for him to resign."

The ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) have asked Mosley to "very carefully reconsider his role."

Their statement read: "In a letter to FIA president Max Mosley, the ADAC has distanced itself from events surrounding his person.

"According to the ADAC, the role of an FIA president who represents more than 100 million motorists worldwide should not be burdened by such an affair.

"Therefore, we ask the president to very carefully reconsider his role within the organisation.

"According to the ADAC, the appropriate FIA process has to take care of the matter.

"It is in the interests of this world organisation to carry on with its duties without the burden of this affair."

Yitzhak Milstein, president of the Automobile and Touring Club of Israel (MEMSI), described the Sunday tabloid story as "shocking."

"It is especially surprising for us in view of the fact that our contacts with Mr Mosley along the years have always been proper and correct, and never gave an indication of what the recent story in the press may reflect," added Milstein.

"Once the whole thing is clarified and there is a better idea on how true is the published story, we will make our conclusions known, and they will certainly match the severity of the matter."

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has maintained he is "happy" with Mosley, but insists his future is in his own hands.

Ecclestone, the most powerful man in world motorsport, said: "This is an FIA thing, this is nothing to do with anyone else.

"It doesn't affect us in any shape or form. It's not what I think, it's what other people think.

"I'm happy with Max, I don't have any problems at all with Max.

"Max will know what he needs to do, he is the president of the FIA, he is the one who will decide what goes on in the FIA, not me."

Three-times Formula One world champion Sir Jackie Stewart has also called on Mosley to quit, insisting his position is "untenable."

Stewart's comments are unsurprising given the animosity that lingers between himself and Mosley, who at one point last year described the Scot as "a certified half-wit."

But in lending his weight to the furore raging around Mosley, Stewart said: "For a head of a global federation it is simply not possible to keep his position.

"It is not only bad for motorsport in general, but also bad for the whole motorsport industry.

"We have a world of different cultures and you cannot accept such things to happen.

"I don't think a head of a federation can survive such a thing and simply just keep his position.

"It is now up to the FIA and to Mosley himself. He has to do the right thing for the sport now.

"If he would be in a commercial company he would already be gone."

Britain's own motoring organisation, the MSA (Motor Sports Association) are so far refusing to be drawn into the debate.

Alan Gow, who is chairman of the MSA, is the man who would attend the assembly hearing, potentially with chief executive Colin Hilton.

However, an MSA spokesperson said: "We are simply maintaining a watching brief at this stage to see how things develop."

Reuters
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Saturday 5th April 2008

Max Mosley insists he is the "victim of a disgusting conspiracy" and has done "nothing wrong" despite what a Sunday tabloid claims.

Less than 24 hours after announcing he is suing the News of the World newspaper for invading his privacy and putting "entirely false" connotations onto the sex scandal, Mosley has responded to calls for him to step down as FIA President.

In a letter to the German motoring federation ADAC, who on Friday urged him to "reconsider" his role as president, Mosley stated he would do nothing of a sort as he had done "nothing wrong."

"Had I been caught driving excessively fast on a public road or over the alcohol limit (even in, say, Sweden where it is very low) I should have resigned the same day," Mosley said in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by Autosport.

"As it is, a scandal paper obtained by illegal means pictures of something I did in private which, although unacceptable to some people, was harmless and completely legal.

"Many people do things in their bedrooms or have personal habits which others find repugnant. But as long as they keep them private, nobody objects.

"The offence seems to be not what I did but the fact that it became public. But I played no role in this, indeed I did my utmost to ensure it remained private. I was the victim of a disgusting conspiracy.

"It goes without saying that the so-called Nazi element is pure fabrication. This will become crystal clear when the matter comes to trial. The newspaper invented this in order to spice up their story and introduce my family background.

"In short, I think I have done nothing wrong and that the wrong was done by the newspaper. That is why I am suing them.

"I don't think any of this should affect my work on motoring safety, the environment or the sport. I believe that 21st century adults do not worry about private sexual matters as long as they are legal and harmless."

He added: "I shall put this view to the Assembly in due course."
Max is gonna fight till the bitter end, he's incapable of relinquishing power. Resign and put the sport before yourself? no way, not when you can drag the whole shown down.

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"I don't think any of this should affect my work on motoring safety, the environment or the sport. I believe that 21st century adults do not worry about private sexual matters as long as they are legal and harmless."
I just see a new campaign "Drive safely or Max will spank you "


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In 2004 Purnell persuaded Mosley to make a change in the Formula One engine regulations from V10 3-litre engines to V8 2.4-litre engines. It was a move opposed by everyone. The motor manufacturers, led by BMW’s Mario Theissen, flatly refused to go along with it. But with the help of Richard Woods, Mosley threatened BMW that he would interfere with the crash test ratings of its new BMW 5-series model. The NCap crash test programme was run by an FIA affiliate. The BMW 5-series had had an unfortunate test and not gained the required four stars due to a technicality. The car was due to be re-tested. Mosley told Theissen that unless he backed his engine proposals the BMW would only get three stars. That would have cost the German car company billions of dollars in lost sales. Theissen was forced to go along with it and opposition to the new V8 engine evaporated. The unspoken of incident showed just how ruthless the pairing of Mosley and Woods could be. One insider said: “It became evident then that nothing was too grubby for them.”

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news of the world do it again:

My Nazi orgy with F1 boss Max Mosley
Exclusive: Mosley hooker tells all

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I changed my mind. This is probably Max Mosley's swan song, adios.
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Last September, the FIA World Motor Sport Council judged the McLaren team, based on the existence of a number of text messages and phone calls that were supposed to indicate McLaren guilt.

The right to use that information was challenged by McLaren on the basis it was not acquired legally.

But Mosley insisted: "The World Council's only concern is whether that list is accurate and truthful.

"We're not concerned with whether there are issues over how that is obtained. Unless there is evidence it is forged or inaccurate, we will take it on its face value."




News of the world is sending DVDs with copy of Max's video to FIA senate


Sport: Tape that



Copies will also be available on request to ALL of the 222 national motoring organisations in 130 countries, who Mosley represents.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I guess you can call AAA and ask to include Max's DVD with your package of maps

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The UK press are reporting that the AAA has called on Mosley to resign.
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The UK press are reporting that the AAA has called on Mosley to resign.
I guess only Italian Automotive club will ask him to stay due to his special relationship with Ferrari.

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