More juicy comments have been released from former FIA Dictator President Max Mosley, who – it was revealed in the latest edition of F1 Racing magazine – described Ferrari’s Luca di Montezemelo as a “weak character”.

Max Mosley

Now Mosley’s hostility has been directed the way of former FIA Presidential candidate and former World Rally Champion Ari Vatanen, who staged an unsuccessful campaign to run against Jean Todt in last year’s spitefully-fought FIA Presidential elections.

Mosley described the role of FIA President as “completely beyond” Vatanen’s skills before adding that “I think Jean, with all his ability, is finding it quite a struggle. It’s so much more complex than when I took over (in 1993)."

Mosley came under fire for very publically spruiking Todt as his preferred successor during the election campaign – his impartiality was perceived as very unethical by many critics – and it was alleged that Max worked hard to undermine Vatanen at any possible opportunity during the campaign itself.

Todt won the campaign comfortably to assume the FIA Presidential role, immediately bringing in a raft of changes to separate the motorsports and road car divisions of the FIA and working towards bringing about greater transparency and accountability in the much-criticised organisation.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.