Max Mosley has identified the culprit responsible for setting him up last year, the FIA president told reporters this week.

Max Mosley has identified the culprit responsible for setting him up last year, the FIA president told reporters this week.

As well as suing the publications that carried the News of the World's 'Nazi sex orgy' story, Mosley instigated an investigation to identify who organised the sting.

He told reporters this week that he believes the culprit, who wanted to see the 68-year-old Briton either resign or be sacked, belonged to the world of F1.

"We pretty much know who it was now," Mosley is quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph. "It wasn't done for fun. It was to get rid of me.

"But I am not going to do anything or say anything until I am absolutely certain. That is going to take a little bit more time."

Mosley revealed that it may be years before the identity of the individual can be confirmed and named.

"It might take two or three years for various reasons. I don't care how long it takes," he said.