Re: Will he stay or will he go?
He should have gone as soon as the story broke.
Anyone in an equivalent position in a properly regulated business rather than the gentlemens' club that is motorsport would have gone within days for the good of their industry.
The manipulation of the discussion and vote at FIA level towards whether the way the story was obtained legally or not, and so glossing over the question whether such a person should be representing all us motorists on the world stage, is absolutely disgusting but exactly as expected.
Whether what he was doing, or the manner in which the story broke, was legal or illegal is totally irrelevant. There seems to be failure to recognise that dignity and morals have higher priority in most peoples' minds than discussions over legality. The desperate clinging to power is a poor, but appropriate, reflection on the current state of governance of motorsport.
I worry that the time it will take for any sort of decision to be made, the lack of conviction of the main member organisations (not least the British MSA), the appointment of "independent" lawyers and investigators to complicate matters will mean the whole thing just becomes another administrative farce. It will bring down the reputation of the whole organisation, when it should just ruin one man.
Last edited by LordK; 18-05-08 at 20:12.