Israel Rethinks Mosley Invite

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Max Mosley

As often argued, the Max Mosley affair has not been damaging to the FIA or sporting arm of the FIA.  I have argued to the contrary and have been met with consternation and comments such as private matters (even ones brought into public scrutiny) are private matters.  This event has not damaged F1 or the FIA until viewer numbers start to wane.

I, again, would offer that it is damaging and should be scrutinized before the June 3rd extraordinary meeting of the FIA for a vote of confidence.

Todays news that the Israeli Minister of Science, Culture and Sport, Galeb Majadle had offered Mr. Mosley and invitation to Israel to discuss the burgeoning motor sport presence in that country.  At it’s nucleus, it is important to have guidance from the FIA and other organizations to build a healthy and vibrant motor sport community in any nation.  As it turns out, the Minister was not aware of the Mosley scandal and upon learning of such; rescinded his invitation and is looking for someone else at the FIA to deal with.

This may sound like a non-issue but in the end; isn’t this the very thing the FIA is supposed to be doing?  If nations do not want to deal with Mr. Mosley, should the FIA take seriously the options before them?  We have been focused on the scandals impact on F1 but it seems to be snowballing into and issue with the FIA’s more domestic duties as well.  Time will tell.

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Grace
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Nice one Max.

Can’t you just imagine that phone call between the minister and his people… Yeah I talked to Mr Mosley… no I hadn’t heard… he did what?! Oh my… No I don’t live under a rock, thank you very much.

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

If Minister Majadle had sought out a different organization to deal with instead of the FIA, then I would say that Max’s actions are damaging the FIA. As it is, the minister is seeking someone else within the FIA, which suggests that Max’s reputation is (obviously) damaged, but not the FIA’s.

Yes, Max should go. No, the FIA is not being dragged down by this scandal… yet…

onthepodium
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onthepodium

i don’t even think this will haunt max forever. look at bill clinton. stronger than ever. max is the hot potato no one wants to touch right now that’s all.

dumpsterdiver
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dumpsterdiver

Overheard, Max on the phone to Nick Fry:

Max: “Say, Nick, old chap, I’ve heard that you fellows have some contraption called an “Eight-Ball” and that it’s been working right well this season. Might I have a go?”

Nick: “Sure.”

Max: “Jolly good.”

[later]

shake shake shake

. . .

Negative Camber
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Shake, Shake, Shake- avoid Nazi sex parties when trying to work with Israel.

swifteddie
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swifteddie

The eightball would probably end up in some sleazy role playing game involving chains and whips.

bam
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bam

Starting to think Bob Hayes is right- that F1 is a soap opera with a parade every two weeks. I’ve started hearing about F1 from friends and family- but it’s just the scandals, not the racing. Thanks Max.

Negative Camber
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Bam, I must say that it normally isn’t this way. The last two years have seen an all new low in integrity and ethics in Formula 1. Makes great headlines but has little to do with great racing.