Sir Fred Goodwin to Run for FIA Presidency?
The news came from British newspaper The Times, who announced that the former Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) – and also a motorsport enthusiast – is considering the possibility of running for presidency of the FIA later this year.
“Sir Fred has been sounded out over a role, possibly in a post-Max Mosley world,” was reported by the aforementioned source the other day.
However, Goodwin's decision might not come at a very good time, as he was recently blamed for the spectacular economic crash of RBS in recent months. Until then, he was one of the most respectable bankers in Great Britain, having already been knighted for services to banking half-of-decade ago.
In late December, Mosley issued a warning to all future candidates for the job that being the FIA president is far from a walk in the park and the person to continue his job will need to match several characteristics.
“A great deal of patience and ideally an ability to understand quickly a great variety of technical and legal issues. I would advise a potential successor to think very carefully before standing for election. The difficulty is finding somebody who has the necessary experience, but also the time and inclination to do the job,” said Mosley just before Christmas.