A figure mentioned as a possible successor to FIA president Max Mosley has ruled himself out of the running for the role.

A figure mentioned as a possible successor to FIA president Max Mosley has ruled himself out of the running for the role.

Hermann Tomczyk, a high-ranking German motor racing official, regular F1 steward, current FIA vice-president and member of the World Motor Sport Council, was last year linked with Mosley's job amid the sex scandal.

It is still possible that 68-year-old Mosley will not contest this year's election, but 58-year-old Tomczyk said he is not interested in taking on the Briton.

"For sure not," he said in interview with spox.com. "I already have a very extensive agenda.

"I find the office (of FIA president) quite exciting and perhaps I would have thought about it if I was a few years younger. The challenge would be very great."

Tomczyk, the current sport president of the German automobile club ADAC, said he can imagine that Mosley will stay in office for a fifth consecutive term.

"I can imagine that, even though we have not spoken about it," he added.

 

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