Mosley tänkte avgå i oktober, men anser sig nu tvungen att kandidera igen

autosport kom just ut med en artikel som beskriver ett brev som Max Mosley ska ha sänt ut till FIAs medlemmar. Tidigare har han lovat avgå i år, men nu anser han att han måste ställa upp för en period till på grund av “attacken” mot FIA från stallen och FOTA.

Här hänger inte jag med längre.. och det är i alla fall inga argument jag köper. Det hela får mig att tänka på Chansellor Palpatine (och fick mig att kolla in Star Wars-wikin här som har en helt sjuuuukt lång och detaljerad artikel bara om honom..).

Några godbitar från brevet;

“Over recent weeks it has become increasingly clear that one of the objectives of the dissident teams is that I should resign as president of the FIA. Last year you offered me your confidence and, as I wrote to you on May 16, 2008, it was my intention not to seek re-election in October this year.”

“However, in light of the attack on the mandate you have entrusted to me, I must now reflect on whether my original decision not to stand for re-election was indeed the right one.”

“It is for the FIA membership, and the FIA membership alone, to decide on its democratically elected leadership, not the motor industry and still less the individuals the industry employs to run its Formula 1 teams.”

“This is an attack on the FIA’s right to regulate its Formula 1 World Championship but, worse, it is a wholly unjustified criticism of and direct challenge to the entire structure and purpose of the FIA.”

Edit:har hittat brevet nu, så här står det i sin helhet;

FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’AUTOMOBILE

Le Président
8, place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris

All FIA member clubs

23 June 2009

Dear President

Formula One teams belonging to five of the major car manufacturers have formed an organisation called ‘FOTA’, whose purpose is to take over the FIA’s regulatory function in Formula One. In connection with this, the European car industry association ACEA has made the following statement:

“ACEA has come to the conclusion that the FIA needs a modernised and transparent governance system and processes, including the revision of its constitution, to ensure the voice of its members, worldwide motor sport competitors and motorists are properly reflected.”

This is an attack on the FIA’s right to regulate its Formula One World Championship but, worse, it is a wholly unjustified criticism of and direct challenge to the entire structure and purpose of the FIA.

No president of the FIA could allow this to go unanswered. I have therefore responded on your behalf (see attachments). We are also preparing legal proceedings in case these are needed to protect the FIA’s rights in its Championship and to discourage any dissident Formula One team from engaging in illegal acts.

You will notice from the attachments that the catalyst for the current dispute was the FIA’s attempts to reduce costs in Formula One. A reduction in costs is essential if the independent teams are to survive.

Without the independent teams, the Championship would depend entirely on the car manufacturers who, of course, have always come and gone as it suited them.

It is extraordinary that at a time when all five manufacturers involved are in great financial difficulty and relying on taxpayers money, their Formula One teams should threaten a breakaway series in order to avoid reducing their Formula One costs. It remains to be seen whether the boards of the parent companies will allow precious resources to be wasted in this way.

Over recent weeks it has become increasingly clear that one of the objectives of the dissident teams is that I should resign as president of the FIA. Last year you offered me your confidence and, as I wrote to you on 16 May 2008, it was my intention not to seek re-election in October this year. However, in light of the attack on the mandate you have entrusted to me, I must now reflect on whether my original decision not to stand for re-election was indeed the right one.

It is for the FIA membership, and the FIA membership alone, to decide on its democratically elected leadership, not the motor industry and still less the individuals the industry employs to run its Formula One teams.

Yours sincerely

Max Mosley

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  1. David

    Sällan skådat ett så bra tillfälle att dra sig ur som nu, synd bara att alla utan han har insett det.

  2. Erik R

    Det sägs att det kan att bli en ny förtroendeomröstning om Moseley vid nästa World Motor Sports Council (eller vad nu FIA-mötena heter). Så det finns ett visst hopp, men förmodligen räcker Moseleys personliga ekonomi till för att fixa nytt förtroende.

  3. Lisa

    Peace in our time? :-/

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/76495

    Det verkar vara klart nu, vi slipper Max och allt fortsätter som vanligt, inga budgettak, 2009 års regler gäller. Totalseger för FOTA, alltså.

    Vet inte, jag känner mig litet besviken trots allt, det hade varit roligt med en fräsch nystart. Nu blir det Bernie och hans ökenGP:n (både bildligt och bokstavligt) precis som vanligt…

  4. Sebastian

    …och jag som tyckte jag var snabb att kommentera detta… MEN, vi vet ju inte om det är sant förrän FOTA sagt något. Mad Maxxx och sanningen är som skridskor på asfalt…

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