FIA president Max Mosley has called an extraordinary general assembly meeting of the governing body to discuss the recent revelations surrounding his private life, and all the controversy it has caused.
Many F1 fans, teams and manufacturers have called for the FIA to investigate the matter, with several calling for his resignation. Mosley has apologised for any embarrassment caused over the affair and is planning to take legal action against the News of the World.
The statement issued by the FIA reads, “The full membership of the FIA will be invited to attend the meeting at which the widespread publicity following an apparently illegal invasion of the FIA President’s privacy will be discussed.
“The FIA has noted that Mr. Mosley is preparing legal proceedings against the newspaper in question.
“It is anticipated that the meeting will take place in Paris. It will be held on the earliest practicable date. No further comments will be made by the FIA regarding the matter at this stage.”
Honda, Toyota, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are amongst those who have publicly criticized Mosley s actions. Now, the ADAC, Germany s national motoring body, has also stepped into the fray and asked Mosley to reconsider his position in a letter to the FIA President.