May 25, 2021
By Andy Johnson
The former boss of Formula One, who campaigned to change British media laws after tabloid stories about his sex life surfaced, has died.
Max Mosley served as president of the international automobile federation, which governs Formula One racing, from 1993 until 2009.
The former race car driver made news in 2008 after a British tabloid newspaper ran a story reporting, incorrectly, that he had attended a “Nazi-themed” orgy with several women. He also claimed that a racist leaflet, attributed to him, was false.
Mosley’s friend Bernie Ecclestone, the former F1 chief executive, confirmed the death but did not disclose the cause.
Max Mosley was 81.