Recent reports and speculation linking Sir Fred Goodwin with the FIA presidency was "nonsense", Max Mosley said on Wednesday.

Recent reports and speculation linking Sir Fred Goodwin with the FIA presidency was "nonsense", Max Mosley said on Wednesday.

Rumours indicated that Goodwin, the controversial former chief executive of the struggling Royal Bank of Scotland, was being lined up for Mosley's role at the expiry of his current term later this year.

"Last week Sir Fred called me to say it was all nonsense," Mosley, who is considering standing for re-election, is quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph.

"He was obviously rather embarrassed," the 68-year-old added at a media lunch in London.

Although he did not specifically name the former triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart, Mosley hinted strongly that he suspects the origin of the Goodwin speculation.

"It has to be someone with some kind of connection to F1. He's got to have some connection with Scotland. He's got to have no understanding of how F1 or the FIA work, and he has to be unusually stupid.

"There's at least one person who ticks all those boxes," Mosley said.

 

 

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