Bid to oust Mosley from FIA

HAMBURG - Max Mosley is facing pressure to stand down as Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile president as Europe's carmakers backed Formula One teams in their dispute with motorsport's governing body over rules and spending.

HAMBURG - Max Mosley is facing pressure to stand down as Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile president as Europe's carmakers backed Formula One teams in their dispute with motorsport's governing body over rules and spending.

After teams were announced on Friday for the 2010 season, causing further grievances for most of the established teams against FIA and Mosley, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association said F1's "current governance system (by the FIA) cannot continue."

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, attending the Le Mans 24 Hours race on Saturday, insisted that the Italian team, which has been at the forefront of opposition to FIA's plans, would not take part next season under the current terms.

Mosley also came in for criticism from the Italian press on Saturday after FIA placed Ferrari on the list of entries for 2010 against its wishes.

Mosley is expected to confirm later this month if he is to stand for re-election as FIA president later this year, for what would be a fifth term in office. - Sapa-dpa

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