Grapevine: Mosley May Face Opposition

FIA president Max Mosley could face a vote of 'no confidence' in next week's Formula One Commission meeting, according to a report in this week's Autosport magazine

Grapevine: Mosley May Face Opposition

Sources claim that a number of Formula One team bosses are considering tabling the motion on Monday in a bid to damage Mosley's chances of winning another term in the FIA president election on October 28.

The motion in itself would not be enough to remove Mosley from office but could be enough to convince a rival candidate to come forward.

Several members of the Formula One Commission are reported to be unhappy at Mosley's running of the sport and see him as a barrier to future agreement being reached between the sport's manufacturers and Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone about a commercial deal for the sport beyond 2007.

Autosport quoted one source as saying: "Max has done many good things in his time as president, but now is the time for him to go. He should realise that he is what's stopping the sport unifying and going forward."

Mosley visited last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix and chose to cancel a press conference outlining his plans for future Formula One cars because he was worried it would damage talks between the FIA and the teams.

"If we had gone ahead with it, we would have taken a position," he said. "And the problem you have when you announce something is that once you've said it, it is very difficult to un-say it.

"That would not have been helpful at this time."

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