PARIS – Max Mosley, who served as president of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile from 1993 to ’09, has died at the age of 81.
Mosley was the son of British politician Oswald Mosley and Diana Mitford. During his time leading the FIA, he helped implement a number of major safety standards following the deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna in 1994 during the San Marino Grand Prix.
“We are saddened to hear that Max Mosley former FIA President has passed away,” F-1 officials said in a statement. “A huge figure in the transition of Formula One. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.”
Prior to his career as leader of the FIA, Mosley briefly competed as a driver. He later founded the March Engineering team and in the 1970s worked as an advisor to the Formula One Constructors’ Ass’n.