Mosley lashes out; may not step down…war on!

Apparently the rumors of his demise as the FIA President were premature. Max Mosley has unleashed a tirade toward Luca di Montezemolo that only the narcissistic megalomaniac could pen. Vitriol swimming from his pen like diced piranha, Max is furious at what he has seen in the press about his martyr, defeated, immediately replaced, thrown to the curb status following the WMSC meeting on Wednesday. An ego like this won’t go quietly. Unfortunately for Max, he has no leg to stand on and Luca has more clout than every before. The fans reaction to his stepping down over the last 24 hours has been astounding and that won’t be lost on the CVC or FIA member clubs. I can understand the humiliation he feels but quite honestly Max needs to understand that he brought it on himself. He has spent a lifetime of blaming others for all shortcomings but he has always been the least common denominator to F1’s issues.

“Given your and FOTA’s deliberate attempt to mislead the media, I now consider my options open,” said Mosley. “At least until October, I am president of the FIA with the full authority of that office.

“After that it is the FIA member clubs, not you or FOTA, who will decide on the future leadership of the FIA.”

“We made a deal yesterday in Paris to end the recent difficulties in Formula 1,” Mosley continued. “A fundamental part of this was that we would both present a positive and truthful account to the media.

“I was therefore astonished to learn that FOTA has been briefing the press that Mr Boeri has taken charge of Formula 1, something which you know is completely untrue; that I had been forced out of office, also false; and, apparently, that I would have no role in the FIA after October, something which is plain nonsense, if only because of the FIA statutes.

“Furthermore, you have suggested to the media that I was a ‘dictator’, an accusation which is grossly insulting to the 26 members of the World Motor Sport Council who have discussed and voted all the rules and procedures of Formula 1 since the 1980s, not to mention the representatives of the FIA’s 122 countries who have democratically endorsed everything I and my World Motor Sport Council colleagues have done during the last 18 years.”

“If you wish the agreement we made to have any chance of survival, you and FOTA must immediately rectify your actions. You must correct the false statements which have been made and make no further such statements.

“You yourself must issue a suitable correction and apology at your press conference this afternoon.

“Formula 1 is run entirely by our 25-strong team without any help from me or any other outsider. There was no need for me to involve myself further in Formula 1 once we had a settlement. Equally, I had a long-standing plan not to seek re-election in October. It was therefore possible for me to confirm both points to you yesterday.”

Max…just leave. For once in your life, take the lumps and the high road and leave.

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