Former FIA President Max Mosley passes away, aged 81


By Balazs Szabo on

Former FIA president Max Mosley, who was a British racing driver, lawyer and most famously President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Vehicle, has died aged 81.

Mosley was the youngest son of Sir Oswald Mosley, former chief of the British Union of Fascists, and Diana Mitford. He was educated in France, Germany, and Britain earlier than occurring to attend college at Christ Church, Oxford, the place he graduated with a level in physics. He then modified to legislation.

A barrister and former newbie racing driver, Mosley was a founder and co-owner of March Engineering, a racing automobile constructor and System One racing workforce. He was answerable for the authorized and commerical issues for the corporate and have become the workforce’s consultant on the System One Constructors’ Assosication.

He turned the official authorized adviser to FOCA and performed a central half within the negotiations of the primary model of the Concorde Settlement, which dictates the phrases by which the groups compete in races and the way the tv revenues and prize cash is split.

Mosley was elected president of FISA in 1991 and have become president of the FIA, FISA’s dad or mum physique, in 1993. As President of the FIA, he additionally promoted elevated security and using inexperienced applied sciences in motor racing.

Mosley stood down on the finish of his time period in 2009 and was changed by his most well-liked successor, Jean Todt.

Jean Todt, Mosley’s successor as President of the FIA, posted his personal message of condolence.

He stated: “Deeply saddened by the passing of Max Mosley. He was a significant determine in F1 and motor sport. As FIA President for 16 years, he strongly contributed to reinforcing security on observe and on the roads.

“Your entire FIA group pays tribute to him. Our ideas and prayers are along with his household,” he stated.

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