Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher steered clear of commenting on Max Mosley's sex scandal during a visit to the Spanish Grand Prix, but did offer praise about the job the FIA president has done.
Schumacher was appearing at his first race of the season and spoke to the press on several matters on Saturday afternoon, although was keen not to get dragged into the controversy surrounding Mosley.
"The point is I know Max as a professional person and I really rate him very highly," Schumacher said when asked about the Mosley situation.
"I always thought about myself that I didn't want people to comment about my private life, so there's no reason to get into other people's private life," added the German, who has worked with Mosley on road safety issues since his retirement from Formula One racing at the end of 2006.
When asked if he was worried about the sport's image being damaged by the scandal, Schumacher said: "I think I said what I really wanted to say about this subject and I don't have anything to add."
Mosley will face a vote of confidence after revelations about his private life were made by the the News of the World.