Apr.5 (GMM) FIA president Max Mosley on Saturday is no closer to voluntarily relinquishing his role, despite intense pressure from the formula one, motor racing and motoring worlds.
A letter he wrote, responding to German motoring federation ADAC's president Peter Meyer's criticism, stresses that he feels he has done nothing worthy of the widespread condemnation resulting from the sex scandal.
In Mosley's letter, copied to all facets of the governing body and revealed by the Daily Telegraph newspaper, the 67-year-old said he would have resigned immediately had he been caught speeding or drink-driving.
But he insists that his romp with five prostitutes was "harmless and completely legal"."I believe that twenty first century adults do not worry about private sexual matters as long as they are legal and harmless.
"The offence seems to be not what I did but the fact that it became public," he wrote, insisting that the so-called 'Nazi' element of the London incident was fabricated by News of the World.
"I think I have done nothing wrong and that the wrong was done by the newspaper," Mosley wrote."I don't think any of this should affect my work on motoring safety, the environment or the sport."
Mosley also tempered his apparently crumbling support in the racing and motoring worlds by revealing that twenty FIA clubs, and another 50 clubs, want him to stay in office.