Germany’s ADAC Quits FIA

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In what could be the first sign of fallout from Max Mosley’s successful vote of confidence in the extraordinary meeting of the FIA; Germany’s ADAC club has resigned from the FIA.Every action has a reaction and while Max may feel vindicated in his personal quest to remain as the President of the FIA, his presence represents consternation for others.

“With regret and incomprehension, the ADAC has learned from the decision by the General Assembly of the FIA in Paris to confirm Max Mosley in his function as president of the FIA,” the ADAC said in a statement.

“For Europe’s largest motoring club, this is a reason to put down all its functions and the involvement in the global organisation of motoring clubs with immediate effect and to step down from the globally active FIA working groups.

“The ADAC will stick to this attitude as long as Max Mosley will be on duty as president of the FIA.

“After the affair became public on March 30, 2008, the ADAC insistently called upon Mosley in a personal letter to step down in order to avoid any harm being done to the FIA and its institutions. This was done in close co-operation with other major motoring clubs within this global organisation.

“The service portfolio for ADAC members will by no means be affected by the decision now taken. This is being ensured by a closely-knit worldwide network that the ADAC has already established for a long time and that is working very effectively.

“The services will be carried out without any compromises by its own companies as well as by European and global organisations in which the club is participating.”

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Negative Camber
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This blurb from Grand Prix.com:

This will not affect the Grerman Grand Prix as this year’s event is being run at Hockenheim under the sanction of the AVD, another German club. If Mosley stays in office until October 2009 it will mean that next year’s European GP at the Nurburgring may not happen.

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

The first domino falls…

Negative Camber
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You got it. I don’t think the AAA is far behind or the Australian club. The problem is that the clubs who are going to leave are the largest members so the FIA is in serious jeopardy in my opinion. The numbers game on the vote doesn’t tell the tale. Max played a game of numbers at the risk of destroying the FIA’s credibility and validity should these huge clubs leave. such is the machinations of an ego run wild. :)

BobHereYo
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BobHereYo

He is making a joke out of the FIA now…His New Nickname is Mudd Mosley for dragging his precious organization through the mudd with all this crap.

onthepodium
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onthepodium

they’ll be back. this too shall pass. let’s go racing girls.

onthepodium
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onthepodium

…and guys

Negative Camber
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ADAC may come back but I doubt it will be during Max’s tenure. My hunch, and it’s just a hunch, podium is that the large groups may be exploring a new organization to form. that’s just a hunch.

onthepodium
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onthepodium

but why waste all that time, money, and enery for a break away? the ship isn’t really sinking is it? max will be gone soon enough. maybe even sooner that his announced retirement date. he just needed some vindication. i just think it’s time to buckle down and get back to the racing. lobbying can be done in the meantime to put issues on the table that the new president will be aware of, but let’s go racing.

Negative Camber
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To quote the great Muzza; “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”