Let's be honest, how else could you describe Mosley after his latest pronouncement?
“Any thoughts that after this election everyone in motorsport can unite and work together can now be forgotten. It is not possible to make statements like Vatanen’s and then expect the victims of those insults to forget what has been said. The simple fact is that Vatanen will lose the election and lose badly, not least because he chose to denigrate the FIA and those currently in office.”
The Guardian reports this was the content of a letter Mosley sent to the Middle East FIA members who are not supporting Mosley's choice, Jean Todt.
Aside fron an obvious case of too much sand in his girly bits, Mosley would have us believe Vatanen's criticism of the FIA's as less than transparent and autocratic is bringing disrepute to the FIA? Really? the same FIA that in the last three years has produced the spy scandal verdict, the Piquet scandal verdict? The same FIA headed by a old dude who could not keep his S-&-M hobby out of the news? That FIA?
So the totally non-autocratic Mosley uses his position to slam the one guy who dares run against "his" candidate, Jean Todt. Vatanen had the cheek to criticize and, much like Briatore who was banned for life rather than get a slap on the wrist essentially because he did not prostrate himself in front of Mosley, he must be annihilated!
interview with Vatanen a while back, have a listen and the tell me if Vatanen, who has gotten almost no coverage in a motoring press probably afraid of losing access (with just cause I'm sure), is saying anything unreasonable.
Of course the FIA elections have little to do with you or I. The AAA however, is the american representative with the FIA, in fact it's the largest auto club in the world. Write to the AAA, make your feelings known, In other countries you can write to your national club, MAx has jumped the shark....again.