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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Mosley predicts long battle over diffusers

The simmering controversy over diffusers is likely going to come to a head in Australia, according to Max Mosley.

Brawn GP, Toyota and Williams have interpreted the rules to their advantage, developing a device that at least two teams have written the FIA with objections over, the Daily Telegraph reports.

“It's a very clever device and you can make a very good case for saying that it's legal and a very good case for saying that it's illegal," Mosley is quoted. "It's going to be difficult.”

Mosley sees a drawn out process involving the stewards and the FIA Court of Appeal, with no clear answer in the short run.

Mosley himself isn’t sure what the decision should be.

“It's not straightforward. I have an open mind on it at the moment - I can see it going either way. I really can. But somebody has to make their mind up and fortunately it's not my job.”

Max Mosley Court Appearance

Also in the Daily Telegraph, Mosley opens up on a number of topics heading into the new season.

Here’s a taste:

On “Mosleygate” -- “People like [Daily Mail editor] Paul Dacre, for example, they completely misread the modern public mood. Young adults now have a completely different view. I get this feeling that the zeitgeist – I shouldn’t use German words, I will get into trouble – is with us.”

On a fourth term -- “In one way it is interesting at the moment, but in another way if you don’t stop soon, at the age I am, you can suddenly find yourself in your seventies with not a lot of active life left. I will decide in the summer.”

On FOTA’s view on the optional £30 million budget cap -- “It was a weak response.”

Oh, and who was behind the “Mosleygate” scandal?

“[Those stories] were put around by one particular individual who is notoriously stupid.”

Bets, anyone?

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