Spanish motorsport chief backs Mosley

The head of the Spanish motorsport federation Carlos Gracia has publicly backed Max Mosley’s allegation that FOTA showed disrespect to the FIA in recent days.

The Spaniard said that Luca di Montezemolo’s infamous snipe that Mosley was a ‘dictator’ were tantamount to insulting the democracy at work within the FIA.

Speaking to Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Gracia said: “I don’t support Max Mosley to the death, but I do support respecting institutions, and what Luca di Montezemolo has done was show a lack of respect to the FIA and the World Council.’

Gracia went on to say that this was more likely to harden Mosley to stand as a candidate for FIA President again.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if Max Mosley runs for re-election. The worst thing you can do with an animal is leave him wounded, and what Luca di Montezemolo has achieved is to re-activate Max. You can’t dance on someone’s grave before he’s dead.”

The Spaniard did not rule out a run for the presidency himself.