FIA president Max Mosley, whose organisation last year fined Formula One team McLaren $100 million, is no stranger to handing over large sums himself. For Nazi-style sex romps! In other F1 news, previous FIA president Jean-Marie Balestre has died at 86:
He studied law in Paris followed by a stint as a journalist on a number of leftwing publications. Once the second world war started he told of becoming involved in the organisation of an anti-German “action group” in Paris.
He subsequently served in the resistance, he said, and when, in the late 1970s, photographs began to circulate of Balestre wearing a German uniform, he took unsuccessful legal action to suppress their publication. By way of explanation he claimed that he was a double agent.
According to British reports, Mosley – similarly fond of German costumes – is a quintuple agent.