F1: Two Max Mosley quotes, posted without comment

By Andy Darley

CalendarFriday, September 12th, 2008


We’ve long since learned from the visitor statistics on this website that people are more interested in reading about motor racing (or indeed almost anything) than about Max Mosley – which suits us just fine.

But sometimes he says things that can’t be ignored, and we have to cover them. So here, without elaboration, are a couple of quotes from the man himself today as he spoke to Reuters.

On why it is that some teams always seem to be on the receiving end of penalties and others stay footloose and fancy-free, he said:

“Any suggestion there is a bias for or against any team or driver is completely untrue, absolutely not. I think it’s a reflection, and I’m sorry to say this, of the stupidity of the people who say it.”

And on the approaching end of his tenure in charge of the FIA:

“I have to say there is an awful lot of pressure coming from different parts of the world saying ‘continue’, which is very nice of them, and is very widespread, I have to say that.”

The 'O Rly' owl

4 responses to “F1: Two Max Mosley quotes, posted without comment”:

  1. Keith Collantine Says:

    September 12th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    I don’t get the owl thing…

  2. Yaaay Says:

    September 12th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    That is the most ridiculous story/report/thing you have ever published. Talk about selective editing.

  3. Andy Says:

    September 13th, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Keith – have a look at the Wikipedia entry on the O Rly Owl… it says something strange about the internet when the main meaning of the term ‘orly’ is taken to be a convoluted joke that started on an obscure message board, and not one of Europe’s major airports, but there you go…

    Peter, all editing is selective – that’s what the term means, selecting smaller parts of a longer whole. And I really don’t believe these extracts are misrepresentative of the full statements. As for ridiculous, we have a way to go before we catch up with the suggestion that clamouring hoards are begging Mosley to stay in his post.

  4. ljh Says:

    September 13th, 2008 at 8:09 am

    > That is the most ridiculous story/report/thing you have ever published.

    Good. We like to be ridiculous from time to time. It helps to stop us taking ourselves, the site and this occasionally very stupid sport too seriously.

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