Mosley could stay on as F1 boss

MOTOR racing chief Max Mosley claims he is under pressure to stay on as head of Formula One's governing body after opponents rushed to write his obituary following a peace deal last week.

MOTOR racing chief Max Mosley claims he is under pressure to stay on as head of Formula One's governing body after opponents rushed to write his obituary following a peace deal last week.

"They made the mistake of dancing on my grave before I was buried," the 69-year-old Briton told the Mail on Sunday newspaper in an interview.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) president suggested the Formula One Teams Association (Fota), led by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, had made a serious miscalculation.

"It's no good of teams to get a PR agency to claim I am dead and buried when I am standing here as large than life. I am under pressure now from all over the world to stand for re-election," Mosley said.

"I do genuinely want to stop but if there is going to be a big conflict with the car industry, for example with the Fota teams, then I won't stop.

"I will do whatever I have to do. It's not in my nature to walk away from a fight."

Montezemolo and Fota came to an agreement with the FIA on Wednesday to scrap Mosley's planned budget cap and avert a breakaway series.

Mosley added: "I do not want to leave the president's office in a way where it was suggested that people from the car industry had pushed me out.

"If that impression is not completely dispelled, the clubs are going to insist that I stand again" - Reuters

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