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Mosley calls FIA meeting over press allegations 03 Apr 2008

Max Mosley (GBR) FIA President.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Monaco Grand Prix, Race Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Sunday, 27 May 2007

FIA President Max Mosley has requested a meeting of the FIA Senate to discuss the publicity surrounding what is described by Formula One racing’s ruling body as “an apparently illegal invasion” of Mosley’s privacy.

It comes after allegations relating to Mosley’s private life were published in a British newspaper last weekend and follows calls on Thursday from the likes of BMW, Mercedes, Toyota and Honda for the FIA to consider the matter.

The meeting is expected to be held in Paris as soon as practicably possible and all FIA members are invited. In the meantime, Mosley is planning legal action against the newspaper in question.

The full statement from the FIA:
The President of the FIA has requested the President of the FIA Senate to call an Extraordinary General Assembly in accordance with the provisions of the FIA statutes.

The full membership of the FIA will be invited to attend the meeting at which the widespread publicity following an apparently illegal invasion of the FIA President’s privacy will be discussed.

The FIA has noted that Mr Mosley is preparing legal proceedings against the newspaper in question.

It is anticipated that the meeting will take place in Paris. It will be held on the earliest practicable date. No further comment will be made by the FIA regarding the matter at this stage.