It has emerged that FIA president Max Mosley has been barred from attending this weekend s Bahrain Grand Prix by the Kingdom s Crown Prince Sheikl Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. It is believed that the Crown Prince has written Mosley a letter requesting that he stay away from the race this weekend.
According the British newspaper the Times, the letter says, “In light of the allegations, I suspect you may be deliberating on your planned attendance at the Grand Prix here in Bahrain later in the week. I therefore felt it important to convey the positions of Bahrain and it s people.
“Clearly of paramount importance is the success of the event for all concerned the Kingdom of Bahrain, Formula One and spectators. The focus quiet rightly should be on the race. With great regret, I feel that under the circumstances, it would be inappropriate for you to be in Bahrain at this time.â€
An FIA spokesperson has now confirmed that the FIA President will not be attending the race. “The FIA president was originally scheduled to attend the race in Bahrain,. However legal matters have detained him in London.â€
Despite Mosley apologizing for any embarrassment caused, and with him contemplating legal action over the matter, with many Formula One teams and manufacturers publicly damning Mosley s recent actions, it is unclear whether Mosley will be able to continue in his role as FIA President for much longer.