Max Mosley resonds to letter seeking resignation

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Max Mosley, the embattled FIA President, has answered back in quick fashion to a letter sent to him by many member clubs asking for his resignation. Here it is:

Dear Presidents

Thank you for your letter of 28 May.

I will use your numbering in this reply.

1. I did not accept the proposal from some (but not, as you incorrectly suggest, all) members of the Mobility World Council because it was the worst possible solution. I would have resigned, yet still spent the summer carrying out all the day-to-day work with neither the time nor the authority to complete the major outstanding tasks. Better to stop immediately than accept this muddled compromise.

Your suggestion of a “crisis” is nonsense. Although I am personally embarrassed and greatly regret that this affair has become public, no one fails to call for roadside assistance because of it.

As I said in my earlier letters, the communications I received from club presidents were overwhelmingly in favour of my remaining as president. I therefore had no choice but to submit the question to the FIA membership as a whole. I certainly could not have simply ignored the majority and resigned.

2. Some of the larger clubs among those who have signed your letter have previously contradicted their claimed commitment to the FIA. See the sample responses of the AAA, ADAC, ANWB, JAF, and TCS to the FIA Survey of 5 February 2008 attached. These same clubs have, of course, been trying to change the structure of the FIA since well before the events they now seek to exploit.

As stated in my letter of 23 May, several of these same clubs have formed groups separate from the FIA from which the wider FIA membership is excluded. Worse, they have obstructed our efforts to improve cooperation between all clubs. Combined with a complete lack of transparency, I believe these activities are contrary to the interests of the FIA.

3. Mr Ecclestone is willing to continue working with the FIA because he has a binding contract to do so. In his letter to the clubs, he says he is now willing to live with this contract. That is a sudden and major change in position.

Together with other member clubs of the FIA you will be free to express your views to the Assembly next Tuesday.

In the interest of transparency, I am sending a copy of your letter together with this reply to all the member clubs of the FIA.

Yours sincerely

Max Mosley

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WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

Desparate times bring out the worst in desparate men.

Frantic
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And now the end is near….

Noddy93
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here’s another milestone… I think Max is wrong this time and should’ve taken the offer. I continue to believe that the true travesty here was not Max & his spank party but the reaction and over-reaction by those viewing themselves to be morally superior. Just goes to show that little has changed over the centuries. The more we advance as a culture the more we stay the same. (yes yes… I know… it just proves that some things are “wrong”. In this case… “BULLOCKS!!!” says I) Women as appliances is acceptable while private issues taped by people with an agenda… Read more »
Negative Camber
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I’ll go to the wall with that Noddy. Both Max and the person who paid off the hookers are working in seedy circles and both guilty of a lack of moral fortitude. Both should get lost and leave F1 to people who seek a higher standard instead of continuously accepting the lowest common denominator of human nature. We are all capable of unspeakable acts. True leaders have managed to control themselves and lead by example using a higher standard of conduct befitting a President of any organization. Those who don’t; step down. Max should know his constituency and realize that… Read more »
Noddy93
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Noddy93
“our ability to overlook Max’s carnal exploits in public may be commendable but ours is not the only opinion that matters.” I agree… but F1 isn’t racing in the land of the Quakers or Amish… it’s racing in the land of Harems(if you think they no longer happen then you are, most likely, a fool)… and it seems that if the UK allowed multiple wives or ‘arranged marriages’ in ‘western’ couples there probably wouldn’t be much of an issue. this is complete construct… but then a large amount of people thought the POTUS Clinton should be expelled for a b-job… Read more »
Negative Camber
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That’s my point; moral relevancy. All these other people did it so it’s fine and we should accept it or as Max put it; we have evolved (or is it de-evolved?). Catering to our degenerate souls is little more than eschewing accountability for our actions because we lack the moral rectitude and strength to overcome our iniquities. We all fail but with positions of power, the consequences become more daunting. You make a case with several examples but could we not place 100-fold examples of people who do not hire hookers, own slaves, get serviced while President, commit adultery or… Read more »
Noddy93
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Noddy93
we’ve not had 100 Presidents and I could continue on “our leaders” what have proven, by your standards to be right bastards… don’t even get me started on Reagan and his divorce before his non-catholic infidelty with Nancy…. that’s right… our Saviour Ronald Reagan, according to the Catholic Church, was a terrible person because he was divorced and re-married to Nancy… the Harlot! funny where people draw the line, isn’t it? yes for your 100 examples I can find an equal 100 “degenerates”. The problem is that for each of your 100 examples I can find 1000 degnerates.. .10000 degenerates…… Read more »
FFC
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FFC
Instead of focusing on the behavior that led to the position Max now finds himself in and calling for his resignation on moral grounds, Iet’s set that aside and focus only on where things presently stand. In this response, Max states that resigning would leave him without the authority to “complete the major outstanding tasks”, but fails to acknowledge that while he officially remains in power as president of the FIA at the moment, his authority has already been compromised to where an issue as simple as being able to visit a host country such as Bahrain during a grand… Read more »
Noddy93
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Noddy93
I agree with you FFC and with the opportunity for time to select an acceptable replacement by stance has changed. I’m not a fan of Max and have said on multiple occasions that he should’ve been out before the “scandal” based on his changing of the F1 rules (i still love the V12, V10, V8 battle)… but I refuse to use this issue as the catalyst for his departure. This opinion has changes with the offer of an “out clause” to Max. That he didn’t take it was beyond excuse. that we’ve all come to the same conclusion doesn’t mean… Read more »
Negative Camber
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I did ask for your opinion, FFC and I couldn’t agree more with you. Irrespective of why or what; his position is compromised and the respect has been lost. Noddy and I disagree on the why and what as this is a parallax for us but the end result is the same. Difference being; i think the world of Noddy and while we disagree, he’s the best. That is why this site is successful; two different world views but mutual respect as F1 fans…the way it should be. I am also excited about the potential of cheering along side Noddy… Read more »
WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

Impressive debate, guys. Both of you have an passion for this topic. I had a similar fervor at first, but now I’m just tired of it. Tuesday can’t come quick enough. I enjoyed your posts very much, though. And for some strange reason as I read, I pictured a cerebral version of Mad Magazine’s “Spy Vs. Spy” going on. Maybe I should consult a therapist.

Noddy93
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Noddy93

jeez… something tells me I was a bit cranky last night.

Negative Camber
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;)