Dodgy Business: On Max and motorhomes
Is the Formula 1 row heading for a resolution ahead of yet another deadline? Don't count on it, says Tony Dodgins
It was once said about Ronald Reagan that he won the US presidency because he ran against Jimmy Carter. And that had Reagan run opposed, he'd have lost. In similar vein, Max Mosley had it good when he ran against Jean-Marie Balestre for the FISA presidency in '91.
Balestre, like Mosley, had legal training. He'd made money from a Paris-based publishing empire. Early journalist friends/rivals described him as an intense man who would go to extraordinary lengths to get his story. Apparently when plans for the Citroen DS19 disappeared, Citroen sent the police to Balestre's office to look for them.
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