FIA president Max Mosley has been hit with further allegations by British tabloid the News Of The World, as the paper apparently speaks to one of the prostitutes hired by Mosley for the ‘sadomasochistic orgy’. It was to be expected that the newspaper would follow up their expose from last week with further information, such is the style of the paper. However, the continuation of the saga only further adds to the pressure on Mosley to step down from his position.
With many of the organisations falling under the the FIA umbrella speaking out against the fallen-from-grace president, it would appear as though Mosley doesn’t have too much time left. With Formula One being associated with Mosley and getting mentions in the international media for the wrong reasons, surely Mosley has to do the correct thing and hand in his resignation.
The News Of The World article has suggested that the prostitutes were told to expect ‘a strong Nazi theme’ and ‘demeaning body inspections’. Mosley has strongly refuted claims that there were any Nazi connotations to the session spent in the London flat, and according to some the evidence for this is thin, claiming that one of the hired ladies is heard saying “life sentence for crimes committed”, which is historically inaccurate. Details aside though, this is still something Formula One really does not need right now.
Mosley has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting which will likely take place in early-May sometime, and the News Of The World intends sending the FIA Senate a DVD copy of the video they have. However, with mounting pressure many suspect the FIA will have a new president by the end of the month.
As Martin Brundle says, “If you live by the sword you die by the sword”, referring to the presidents draconian control over the sport over the years.