Apr.14 (GMM) Damon Hill, the president of the club that owns British grand prix venue Silverstone, has added his disapproval to the Max Mosley sex scandal.
While the British motor racing body MSA has declined to offer an opinion on the affair, Hill - also F1's 1996 world champion - sides with those who indicate that the shamed FIA president should step down.The FIA senate will cast a confidence vote relating to 68-year-old Mosley's presidency on June 3."None of us wants to be moralising about individuals, but there has to be an element here to do with the image of the sport, and the ability of the premier representative of the sport in the world to continue to engage with a politic concerned about values," Hill is quoted as saying by The Times."It's a practical issue, but it's also a marketing issue," he added."Businesses connected with the sport want a positive image, and politicians want to engage with it because they know motorsport people support those values."Figures from within the inner sanctum of the F1 paddock have been reluctant to comment on the affair, but Mike Gascoyne - the technical boss of Force India - is an exception."If he wishes to stay, it will devalue his office down to the level at which it is perceived, which is obviously not good," he said recently."It is painting the whole of motorsport in a very bad light and someone in that position, to my mind, has to be honourable and consider their position," Gascoyne added.Mosley turned 68 on Sunday.