• Mar 30, 2008

The world of motorsports was shocked by a report of a video tape which surfaced, allegedly showing FIA president Max Mosley participating in a bizarre sadomasochistic orgy. The reports emanate from British tabloid News of the World, but have been spreading rapidly across mainstream media and the motoring press.

The video reportedly depicts Mosley engaging the services of five prostitutes in London to stage a perverse reenactment of a Nazi concentration camp in which Mosley plays both victim and oppressor, alternately receiving lashes from a dominatrix and barking orders in German to the prostitutes dressed in pseudo-Auschwitz uniforms. The son of infamous wartime British fascist leader Oswald Mosley, who married Max's mother Diana in the presence of Adolf Hitler at a ceremony in the home of Nazi arch-propagandist Joseph Goebbels, Mosley had tried to help resuscitate his father's fascist political career before leaving politics for the world of motor racing. Meanwhile Mosley's closest allies include former Ferrari chief Jean Todt (the son of a Holocaust survivor) and Jewish business mogul Bernie Ecclestone, who has publicly come to Mosley's defense. Mosley is reportedly considering pursuing legal action against News of the World, while sources suggest the World Council of the FIA may be preparing a vote of no confidence in Mosley's leadership. In the meantime it's business as usual for Mosley, who is heading to Bahrain to preside over the grand prix there next weekend. (Thanks to David who brought this story to our attention.)

[Source: News of the World and The Times of London]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      that's gross. what a sicko. i wouldn't want to work in FIA if he was at the top. it may be what he does in his spare time, but its completely different from other stuff he could have done.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Like anyone with power, these sort of things are fodder for blackmail, let alone possibly being illegal, as well. Why were rules changed capriciously and in the middle of seasons? leverage perhaps? Influence from people who "know" about his indiscretions?

      Not to mention that everyone in the general public who says: "sure, why not?", including some people in these comments, are each another grain of sand in the hour-glass to the time when all morality is lost. When that is gone, social structure, and civilization goes with it.

      Individual actions contribute to trends, and trends tend to move public opinion. Public opinion can destroy societies, if allowed to.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So, when's he leaving the FIA?
      • 6 Years Ago
      "... sources suggest the World Council of the FIA may be preparing a vote of no confidence in Mosley's leadership."

      I absolutely hate the hypocrisy and false moral standards in today's society. Why should the guy's personal and sexual preferences have anything to do with his ability to run FIA?

      So he was in a sadomasochistic orgy with Nazi dominatrices, so what? It's only role play. If he's not shaving his head and beating the crap out of random jews and blacks in the streets, let the guy do his job and STFU about what he does in his bedroom, as long as he's not doing it against anyone's will.
        • 6 Years Ago
        For starters, he's married.

        It undermines his ability to enforce rules. How can he drop bombs on a team "for the good of the sport" if everyone has seen him deviating far from social mores, presumably to the detriment of his own wife.

        Also, the idea that hypocrisy and false moral standards are anything new is hilarious. Don't think you're living in an exceptional time on that front.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's the Brits for you. I heard that Bernie 'E' was also involved. Seems that Bernie has had intimate role playing relations with the "Girls" and was filiming the fun for his own satisfaction later that night after everyone left.
        • 6 Years Ago
        to talk about sir bernie bernard ecclestone without proof is not catholique. monsieur ecclestone is a pround father you can not compare the two. please be or not to be to talk about poeple you must speak the truth or you dont exist. never compare the f.i.a. to the FOM the are two very separate compagny and one is formula1 and the other is for homologuation, rules and regulation.
        equipeclaudefrancois intel
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is like some Family Guy flashback.


      Peter: This is even weirder than that time Max Mosley was caught role-playing as Nazis

      (cuts to scene)
      • 6 Years Ago
      This explains why some of the FIA's rulings have been a bit suspect lately. It would seem that Mr. Mosely has been too busy to devote the necessary time to actual motorsport related issues. LOL
        • 6 Years Ago
        You see, a sprung weight (damper) which is contained completely inside the nose of a car is a "movable aerodynamic surface".
      • 6 Years Ago
      Early April fools?....right? right?....haha
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whatever floats his boat. Irrelevant to F1.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As Philip Larkin wrote:

      " They f**k you up, your mum and dad..."
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Wow, that's amazing, what do you call it?"
      "The Aristocrats!"
      • 6 Years Ago
      what does acting like a nazi in the bedroom have to do with how well he runs FIA?
        • 6 Years Ago
        "How well he runs FIA"??????

        What are you nuts???? Where the hell have you been the last 10 years??? You obviously don't know much about F1 and it's relationship with Mad Max! This guy is personally responsible for the rediculus state that F1 has been in for the last 8-10 years. Constant rule changes without any real purpose or direction - even during mid-season - are a constant occurance with this guy. I can go on and on, but I don't want to waste my time.

        I hope this scandal gets blown way out of proportion and Mosley is forced to step down. At this point, I might consider coming back to F1 after 3 years of absence.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I compleatly agree with mike.m. I havn't been watching F1 more than a few years(being only 22) and I can clearly see that Max is freaking idiot. My hopes are that the rumors I've been hearing for a couple years now are true and we can get Jean Todt in charge.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Todt? It would be unseemly for Todt to be elevated to head F1 from a team who has been seemingly favored in a large number of F1's recent decisions. I know if I were head of McLaren, BMW or Renault I'd protest.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You would hope that any leader of any organization would have some sort of ethical/moral compass, show good judgement and be of good character. Especially with his background, it can be argued that dressing up like a Nazi and whipping prostitutes is a negative indicator of such characteristics.

        That's what it has to do with how well he runs FIA.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't disagree with using this as means of removing someone from a position in which he has been screwing up, so to speak. Means to an end and all, and a new weapon in the arsenal.

        But let's also acknowledge that in a better world, a person's sexual kinks and role playing (as long as participants are willing, and in this case well-paid) are nobody's damn business. The public titillation/repression publicity is sicker than most kinks.
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