Motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, has distanced itself from allegations in a Sunday newspaper about its president Max Mosley. The News of the World accused the 67-year old of taking part in a “sadomasochistic Nazi orgy”, and posted video extracts of its material on its website, notw.co.uk.Mosley, who is the son of Oswald Mosley, the founder of the pre-war British Union of Fascists, is under increasing pressure to resign over the story. But the FIA said that the story was a “matter between Mr Mosley and the paper in question” and stated that Mosley’s lawyers have been in contact with the News of the World.Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, told The Times, "This is sick and depraved. For anyone to be in such a position of influence and power beggars belief. I am absolutely appalled."Veteran British driver Stirling Moss said, "I don't see how he can continue. I hope he can, frankly, because I think he's very good at what he does. I suppose what goes on behind closed doors is his business but when a thing comes out like this . . . it's an absolute shocker."However, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone appeared to lend his support to Mosley. He told The Times, “I don't honestly believe [it] affects the sport in any way. Knowing Max it might be all a bit of a joke. You know, it's one of those things where he's sort of taking the piss, rather than anything against Jewish people."