Mosley: F1 holds its breath


Reports in a Sunday tabloid have led to widespread speculation regarding the future of Max Mosley and indeed the future of Formula One.

Without appearing to take a holier than thou attitude, Pitpass would like to make it clear that it doesn't do private lives, not unless a story has serious implications on the sport.

Consequently, though we note the story broken by the News of the World, it should be noted part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, as is The Sunday Times - the newspaper previously being sued by the FIA following claims that the sport's governing body's pursuit of McLaren during the spy saga was a "witch hunt" - we will not be commenting until more is known.

It is clear from some of the reporting elsewhere that some are jumping the gun, while others, possibly on the instructions of their paymasters, are pushing certain agendas.

An FIA spokesman has said that this is "a matter between Mr Mosley and the paper in question," and that is how it shall remain, for now.

Moving forward, the story can go one of several ways, and it would be wholly wrong to start making judgements at this time. However, there is no mistaking that this is a difficult time for both Mosley and F1.

While some might find titillation in such salacious reportage, others will respect that once again our sport is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

How sad that this should happen at a time when our sport is mourning the loss of David Leslie and Richard Lloyd, who perished in an air crash in Kent on Sunday.

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Published: 31/03/2008
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