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Where's Wally with a twist - Max Mosley goes missing after vote of confidence

Published by Christine

Max won his vote of confidence and upset a lot of people along the way. I suspect the majority of us are disappointed, if only because it would have been great to see what happened without him. I was not at all happy with the result of the vote, but it didn’t take long to come to the conclusion that he’s never going anywhere, so we may as well make the best of it.

It’s been two weeks now, since he was re-voted. And have you caught a glimpse of him recently?

You can understand why he kept a low profile before the extraordinary meeting. Aside from the fact that no one wanted to be seen with him, he was probably doing his best to stay out of the papers as much as possible. It didn’t work, but he kept his job. Now, however, is he still trying to keep that low profile? Did he not hear the criticism of him not being able to do his job properly?

If it was me, and granted, I’ve never been in that situation (!) then I would be grabbing the bull by the horns and ramping up my efforts as head of the FIA. I would turn up at the MSA/McLaren launch and say Go Motorsport is the best idea since sliced bread. I would be near the podium at Le Mans clapping and cheering and saying what a triumph the event is. I would be shooting Bernie Ecclestone down (again) and saying there is no threat of a breakway.

And if there is a threat of a breakaway, I would be doing something about it.

Let people see that the FIA is still about motoring and motorsport. Show everyone that what happens behind closed doors doesn't affect how the President can do his duties. Get us talking about something else.

I suppose he has a plan, and it has worked for him so far, so he obviously knows what he’s doing. But now, I want to know what he’s doing. As long as it doesn’t involve, well, you know.