Mosley to Run for 5th Mandate, Dismisses Goodwin Bid
“When a lot of people say 'you should stay', it would be sort of churlish not to. At the moment they are saying that and it's very flattering. I'm conscious that a decision has to be made, probably at the meeting of the FIA World Council at the end of June,” Mosley told the aforementioned source.
In addition, Mosley denied that one of his future candidates for the job would be Sir Fred Goodwin. The former Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), also known to be a motorsport enthusiast, was linked with a potential bid to take the FIA presidency this summer. However, Mosley revealed that Goodwin called him last week to deny the rumor.
“Last week Sir Fred called me to say it was all nonsense. He was obviously rather embarrassed,” said Mosley, while admitting that he does expect 6 or 7 people to enter the race for FIA presidency in June.
Also, the FIA boss launched a feverish attack on former F1 driver Sir Jackie Stewart – while avoiding a direct approach – arguing that it was the Scot who has started the rumors in the first place. Stewart has consistently asked Mosley to step down from his position within the FIA following his involvement in the April 2008 sex-scandal.
“The interesting thing is where it could have come from. It has to be someone with some kind of connection to F1. He's got to have some connection with Scotland. He's got to have no understanding of how F1 or the FIA work, and he has to be unusually stupid. There's at least one person who ticks all those boxes,” concluded Mosley.