FIA president fuels Nazi orgy row in statements about BMW and Mercs wartime links with Hitler
3 April 2008

The Nazi orgy row engulfing Max Mosley appears to have intensified after the FIA President referred to Mercedes’ and BMW’s history “particularly before and during the Second World War”.This morning, ahead of the weekend's Bahrain GP, Mercedes and BMW issued a joint statement regarding the News of the World’s story in which Mosley was accused of being whipped by five prostitutes dressed as Nazis. “The content of the publications is disgraceful. As a company, we strongly distance ourselves from it,” said the two German manufacturers.Mosley, 67, who has already written to FIA members to apologise for the embarrassment, took little time in responding. “Given the history of BMW and Mercedes Benz, particularly before and during the Second World War, I fully understand why they would wish to strongly distance themselves,” he said."Unfortunately, they did not contact me before putting out their statement to ask whether the content was in fact true. No doubt the FIA will respond to them in due course as I am about to respond to the newspaper in question,” he added.Pressure is mounting in the F1 paddock this afternoon for Mosley to resign. Toyota stressed the importance of “senior figures maintaining high standards of behaviour” and stated that the company “strongly distanced itself" from Mosley’s actions.Meanwhile, Honda stated it was “extremely disappointed by recent events surrounding Mr Mosley and concerned that the reputation of Formula One and all its participants is being damaged".Sir Jackie Stewart was among the first to call for Mosley to stand down and Sir Stirling Moss has also questioned whether Mosley can continue as the head of motorsport’s governing body.Mosley, the son of pre-war fascist leader Oswald Mosley, released a statement earlier in the week saying he would not resign and stressing he had “received a very large number of messages of sympathy and support from those within the FIA and motor sport”.He also confirmed that he would not be attending this weekend’s Bahrain GP, citing the need to spend time with his lawyers preparing a case against the News of the World.However, The Times reports today that Mosley has in fact received a personal letter from the Crown Prince of Bahrain telling him not to attend this weekend’s race.

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3 April 2008

In my view Mosley is now using his position as FIA president in a manner to bolster his private reputation. This is completely unacceptable. EVERY manufacturer and team within F1 have no option but to publicly distance themselves from such 'post-war' actions which are widely acknowledged to be unacceptable in all 'civilised' societies around the globe. I note with interest that I have not actually seen any reference to Mosley denouncing his acts merely regretting the manner in which his private life has been exposed in this way. The inference that this gives on his personal views cast a shadow over F1's responsibility to society. This, in my opinion, brings the sport into disrepute therefore the FIA's own rulebook should apply to their president. He should stand down with immediate effect and take the whipping like a man......

3 April 2008

Autocar - can you confirm the uniforms were 'Nazi' outfits? From what I've seen they're not and as The Colonel posted in the other news article on this theme party, they looked more like rather cheesy prison officer/prisoner themes from a Laural & Hardy movie! The film of this S&M orgy also has no Nazi overtones and in fact someone has 'added' Nazi words/text over the film.

As it stands it looks like a pretty wicked stitch up job and whoevers inserting Nazi themes needs a damn good spanking!

Team Sparky - What's private should remain private. Nobody was harmed in the making of this film. It was between consenting adults. The German Teams prudish statements belies Germany has one of the most liberal societies in Europe with large sex industries in every major town or city (The Reeperbahn in Hamburg is the largest red-light destrict in Europe). S&M gear is a big part of sex shops frequented by families. I've never visited a more liberal or open country.

Mercedes and BMW seem to have their cultural knickers in a twist!

Regarding 'disrepute' and 'civilised societies' do a survey of British Judges - a high percentage love being spanked and whipped. Welcome to the world of 'Authority'.

3 April 2008

And of course S&M gear (whips, chains, handcuffs and latex) is sold on every high street in Germany (and Britain through Anne Summers shops) so if this activity is so un-PC better start sacking and locking up whole communities.. which isn't far off under this draconian, spy-camera obsessed sovietic state under Nu Labour!

3 April 2008

Stop Press....

News of the World confirm source of information on Max Mosley's indiscretions.

Older chap wearing a black Vodaphone branded leather jacket, short dark but greying hair. May have been called Ron, apparently an expert spy.

3 April 2008

Hehe... maybe a guy with an accent under a Tartan cap called Jackie judging by an ex-F1 racers comments!

How did he/anyone apparently manage to get both the British and French police involved.. what a complete waste of time, it's only sex!

4 April 2008

He's absolutely got to go. I think it'll be his arrogant reply to the manufacturers that will see the end of him as opposed to the origional revelations alone.

4 April 2008

Ooops...I think he should have kept his mouth shut about Mercedes and BMW...and ultimately this could be his undoing.

What he does in his private life is his concern, and providing it doesn't involve breaking the law he should be allowed to get on with it. The question is does he have a right to privacy, and if so why is a newspaper allowed to breach that right.

Equally, in the images I've seen, I can't see a Nazi uniform, so this seems like sensationalist reporting of the worst kind....and that could mean his lawyers will have a field day.

4 April 2008

We all find it interesting to find out what people are upto, but what he does in his private life does not affect his job! BMW and Mercedes shouldn't have even commented on this!

5 April 2008

JJBoxster - FIA president = GLOBAL responsibility for motorsport - you may like to check on the prostitution law in Bahrain - Max would have been handcuffed in more ways than one!!

8 April 2008

[quote JJBoxster]

Team Sparky - What's private should remain private. Nobody was harmed in the making of this film. It was between consenting adults. The German Teams prudish statements belies Germany has one of the most liberal societies in Europe with large sex industries in every major town or city (The Reeperbahn in Hamburg is the largest red-light destrict in Europe). S&M gear is a big part of sex shops frequented by families. I've never visited a more liberal or open country.

Mercedes and BMW seem to have their cultural knickers in a twist!

Regarding 'disrepute' and 'civilised societies' do a survey of British Judges - a high percentage love being spanked and whipped. Welcome to the world of 'Authority'.

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JJ, you may not believe this, but I whole heartedly agree with your view. What has he done wrong?

Do his sexploits mean he is crap at his job? I don't agree with alot of his changes in F1, but it cannot be argued that he is the only one trying to bring a level playing field to the sport.

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