Max Mosley, the Formula One President whose bizarre Nazi love tape might be the greatest sports story of 2008, says he would like to keep his job for one more year before stepping down in 2009.
It’s possible, of course, that the decision won’t be left up to him. The ASSOCIATED PRESS has more details.
“FIA president Max Mosley intends to step down in 2009 even if given a vote of confidence by a special general assembly following his alleged involvement with prostitutes.
His future as the leader of world motor racing’s governing body will be decided in Paris on June 3.
A British tabloid reported this month that Mosley engaged in sex acts with five prostitutes in a scenario that involved Nazi role-playing. Mosley admits visiting the prostitutes but denies any Nazi connotation.
The 68-year-old Mosley has been under pressure to quit. Mosley was quoted by The Sunday Telegraph as saying he wants to step down in 2009 even if he wins the secret vote by 222 national motoring member organizations from 130 countries.
‘If they wish me to continue, I will continue; if they don’t, I’ll stop,’ Mosley told the newspaper. ‘But I will also say to them that it was always my intention, because it is, that I was never going to go beyond 2009. The reason’s very simple. If you stop in 2009, aged 69, you can maybe still do something else useful. Were I to stay on till I was 73, I’d be getting very marginal.’”
Key takeaway: In some parts of his life, Mosley thinks it’s important to stop at 69; in others, he’s far more adventurous.