Max Mosley is no stranger to controversy, having literally been born into it on April 13, 1940.
When Mosley was less than 10 weeks old, his famous and aristocratic parents, Lady Diana Mitford and Sir Oswald Mosley - thought to be Nazi sympathizers because of Sir Oswald's British Fascist movement - were hauled off to Holloway Prison under Regulation 18B, a wartime defense regulation that permitted such perceived enemies of the State to be detained without trial. For the first three years of his life, Max's parents would be in prison.
But the Mosley heritage never proved a shadow on Max's successful career in motorsport, leading to his election as FIA president 17 years ago. Indeed, as he told Atlas F1 in 2000, motor racing was the one arena where he could build a name for himself, rather than carry the burden of his father's reputation.