Sir Jackie Stewart on the Mosley Vote

8

Sir Jackie Stewart

Sir Jackie Stewart shares his thoughts less than 24 hours before the monumental extraordinary meeting of the FIA to hold a vote of confidence for embattled President Max Mosley.It is no secret that Sir Jackie and Max have had a war of words but I find that in this battle; Sir Jackie makes more sense.

“The problem is that some people are concerned this won’t be a secret ballot. Not one F1 team has said anything publicly even though privately they’re all saying he has to go,” speaking to The Telegraph.

“They’re all scared that if they do say anything and he remains in power then they may be penalised. They may be right to worry: if I was a team principal running an independent team, I might worry that my entry [Formula One licence] might not be accepted in future.

“Were he an honourable man he would already have resigned because this is a bridge too far,” he told The Telegraph.

“He accepts that this [orgy] happened, yet he doesn’t accept that it infringes upon his ability to do his job. How can he say that? No-one wants to see him! He wasn’t wanted in Monaco, Bahrain or Spain.”

Leave a Reply

8 Comments on "Sir Jackie Stewart on the Mosley Vote"

avatar
 
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
Audio and Video Files
 
 
 
Other File Types
 
 
 
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
WonkyDave
Guest
WonkyDave

Sir Jackie makes a very good, but very disturbing point. If a vote to oust him is not secret and not successful, Max’s ability to perform his duties without bias is gone. He knows some of those opposed to him, and could very well find out more at the meeting. If allowed to continue at his post, a F1 inquisition could ensue.

Todd, I know you want to make a Python crack. Go ahead. I set you up.

Negative Camber
Guest

I’ll oblige:

Noooooo body expects the FIA inquisition! Cardinal Fang? Administer the comfy chair!

This is not good either way but ultimately? I think the FIA is heading for a schism should Max win the vote. Looking at this from 60,000 feet; that may not be a bad thing. It has been a political vehicle that has sustained Max and others for a long time now and perhaps there is a better model for road safety. Not to mention Motorsport governance.

WonkyDave
Guest
WonkyDave

I agree with you, sir, but what of the potential innocents who get get caught in the middle of the schism? Privateers are the most likely victims of any fallout should Max retain his seat and then be embroiled in a power struggle with the FIA. F1 can’t afford any more losses with Oopsy Saguri gone. Contraction and expansion is the natural way of things in F1, but now is not the time for the former.

Negative Camber
Guest

I agree Dave. I actually was referring to a schism within the political workings of the FIA not so much the motorsport governance division. My bad for not clarifying. I think there are several large member clubs who will pull out and start a new organization. Questions is, will they offer a motorsport governance program that could entice F1 away from the FIA? What legal hurdles would that present given the 100 year agreement and the concorde agreement that has yet to be renewed?

WonkyDave
Guest
WonkyDave
What is it with you and lawyers? The FIA calls Max to the floor – mobilize the lawyers. Oust Max – install a lawyer. The FIA splits – get lawyers to work up new agreements. ARGH!!! Although I recognize that lawyers are a necessary evil to the function of any politically derived organization, am I wrong in thinking that a “racing” person should lead the FIA with a phalanx of lawyers behind him to carry out his biddings? The FIA needs more “racing” people throughout the entire organization dictating policies, not just a bunch of dreamers who throw “What if?”… Read more »
Negative Camber
Guest

No you are not wrong. I think the FIA needs racing people in the motorsport governance but the main FIA probably needs a lawyer. In that respect, Max is the right guy for the job. An attorney that knows racing. a good combination. Yes, I complimented Max.

I am starting to get giddy on the idea of F1 getting a new organization for governance. :) I know, who’s dreaming now???

Frantic
Guest

However you look at it Max is stil holding the whip then?

FFC
Guest
FFC

Max has done all that he can do, whether he’s done all he wanted to do or not. It’s time to pass the torch to someone else, so that F1 can move into a new era (though that would require Bernie going as well). Max will be gone shortly, I assure you, and Bernie’s not a young man. It won’t be long now friends…