Max Mosley on Wednesday said he feels tempted to stand for a fifth consecutive term as FIA president.

Max Mosley on Wednesday said he feels tempted to stand for a fifth consecutive term as FIA president.

The 68-year-old, embroiled in a sex scandal last year, has often said he intends to stand down in October, but he now confirms that he is considering contesting the next election.

Mosley told reporters at a media lunch at the Poissonnerie de l'Avenue restaurant in Chelsea that he will make up his mind by June.

Asked if he is tempted to stand for a fifth term, he answered: "Yes. If a lot of people say to you, 'you should stay', it's churlish in a way not to.

"People have indicated they want to go on with the status quo and that is pretty widespread.

"That is nice and flattering, but I've got to ask myself if that's what I really want to do," said the Briton.

Figures including former Ferrari boss Jean Todt, and 56-year-old Ari Vatanen, the 1981 world rally champion-turned European parliamentarian, have been named as possible alternatives to Mosley.

Mosley said he expects "six or seven" candidates to be in the running.

"(The role) needs someone with experience to guide formula one, but it would be presumptuous of me to think that I'm that person," he explained.

 

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