Mosley admits pressure to stay FIA boss

(GMM) Max Mosley on Friday refused to rule out performing a u-turn on his earlier promise to step down as FIA president at the end of his current term in 2009.

On a rare post-sex scandal visit to a grand prix paddock at Monza, the 68-year-old Briton said he is under pressure to commit for yet another term.

In April, Mosley admitted that continuing in the role into his 70s, 16 years after first accepting the presidency, would be "very marginal".

But he said at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza after Friday practice: "I have to say there is an awful lot of pressure coming from different parts of the world saying 'continue', which is very nice of them."

Mosley maintains that he would like to enjoy a quieter life when his current term ends.

"We'll see," he told reporters. "You can't rule anything out. You should never say never, as the old cliché goes. But at the moment my inclination is that I would like a quieter life."

Mosley, who dismissed those who have been espousing pro-Ferrari conspiracy theories earlier this week as "stupid", admits the FIA presidency is still a role that fascinates him.

"You can see the problem and it needs to be solved, and that's interesting.

"(And) I really do think something needs to be done about formula one, otherwise it's going to be a big problem, and I would like to do that," he said.

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