Max Mosley, the former president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), has died at 82. This was reported Monday, May 24, by BBC Sport journalist Andrew Benson, referring to the former head of the world championship in the Formula One car class, Bernie Ecclestone.
“It’s like losing family, like losing a brother <...>. He did a lot of good, not only for motorsport, but for the automobile industry. He was very good at making sure people built safe cars,” Benson quoted Ecclestone as saying on his Twitter account .
Max Mosley participated in auto racing in the 1960s. However, in 1969, he abandoned his racing career.
In the 1970s he became an advisor to the Association of World Championship constructors in the class of cars “Formula 1”. He headed the FIA from 1993 to 2009.