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ADAC Calls for Mosley to Quit Ahead of Extraordinary FIA Meeting

 ADAC Calls for Mosley to Quit Ahead of Extraordinary FIA Meeting
Max Mosley

Max Mosley is proving that he won't go down without a fight. Following the very damaging press releases made yesterday by BMW, Mercedes, Toyota and Honda calling for his resignation, he quickly responded.

“Given the history of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, particularly before and during the Second World War, I fully understand why they would wish to strongly distance themselves from what they rightly describe as the disgraceful content of these publications.”

“Unfortunately, they did not contact me before putting out their statement to ask whether the content was in fact true.”

Continuing his defiance, Mosley has now called an extraordinary general meeting of all motor racing governing bodies which will happen at the earliest opportunity, presumably to explain his actions and attempt to gather some kind of support. But given that there are 222 separate organisations, it will buy him some time to plan his next move while the meeting is orgainised.

However ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) are not willing to wait by strongly urging the FIA President to "reconsider his role". This could prove to be a major blow considering this particular organisation is Europe's biggest automotive club with over 15 million members and could well be followed by further calls from other organisations.

UPDATE: Dutch motorsport federation has become the second organsation to come forward and have taken it one step further by directly calling for Mosley to quit. KNAF president Arie Ruitenbeek told the BBC: "Because of his high-profile position, this can't be accepted. I have not received my invitation yet (to the FIA meeting), but we will go and will vote for him to resign."

Source: Sky Sports
Published Apr 4, 2008 10:47 am By Clinton Deacon

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Comments (14)

 abramo abramo
the distinction must be made between the behaviour of a "public figure" and a "private citizen". a "public figure" stands as the representative of a segment of society and as such is a reflection of that segment of society. in this respect accountability should include what otherwise would be a "private life", and should reflect what is accepted as a high standard by society. only a "private citizen" has a right to a "private life" with *reduced* accountability. people like Mosley should never be allowed "public figure" status under any circumstances. the fact that many such individuals (he is not the only one) are allowed to elevate themselves to the status "public figure" must be a matter of concern.
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April 10, 2008 6:06 pm
 endajbutler endajbutler
Seems to be alot of throwing stones from inside glass houses going on around here or have I just stumbled across the worlds cleanest people. What he did (or should I say what a tabloid newspaper said he did) is not exactly my cup of tea but c'mon guys, who draws the line here. What difference does it make to any of us what he did or didnt do. Dont forget all his good work over the years in paticular with euro NCAP and all the lives that has most likely saved . Remember " he who has not sined "
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April 7, 2008 3:49 pm
 Penner Penner
Rupert Murdoch is the devil!!!
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April 5, 2008 3:35 pm
 Aesthetics Aesthetics
wonder what he has been doing all his life. can the fall of his formula 1 team, march has anything to do with his antics?
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April 5, 2008 3:09 pm
 benz_man benz_man
Thats the illest quote about any manufacturers I've ever heard.
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April 5, 2008 6:43 am
 super_car_muscle_man super_car_muscle_man
...and rightly so. they stopped the bondage session coz he started to bleed where he had been whipped on his arse... his almost 70!! disgusting man. married for 48 years and a dream job. lost it all. oh well. the fall is always bigger from the top.
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April 4, 2008 7:50 pm
 Bremen_Koenigsegg Bremen_Koenigsegg
Another casualty of cheap journalism.
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April 4, 2008 7:47 pm
 Penner Penner
Go, went, gone... I still like him ;)
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April 4, 2008 4:14 pm
 ck314 ck314
jackie stewart and ron dennis must be jerking off at the pics
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April 4, 2008 4:06 pm
 frankwcf frankwcf
go... going... gone
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April 4, 2008 4:02 pm