Although many remember Max mosley because of facts about his private life that were made public, the British lawyer who He passed away this Monday at 81 years old played an important role within the F1 and then as the holder of the International Motor Sport Federation (FISA), first; Y the International Automobile Federation (FIA), later.
Mosley was reelected like president of the FIA three times, in 1997, 2001 and 2005, always without opposition. When he finally decided to retire in 2009 he backed the French Jean Todt as his successor and, like many before him, he was named honorary president of the FIA shortly thereafter.
The British leader, who had a driving past and was one of the founders of the March team, received many government and industry awards, including the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur in 2006, in recognition of his great contribution to road safety and motor racing. Here are ten milestones in his legacy.
1. In the mid-1970s he became the official legal advisor to the Formula 1 Builders Association (FOCA), the body that represented the builders of the category. In this position he wrote the first Pact of Concord, resolving a long-standing dispute between FOCA and the International Motor Sport Federation (FISA), the then governing body for motorsports.
2. In 1986 he was elected president of the FISA Manufacturers Commission and represented the global motor industry in the World Motor Sport Council. Five years later he was elected president of FISA.
3. Worked closely with Jean-Marie Balestre in the restructuring of the International Automobile Federation, of which the French was president. Together they agreed on Mosley's candidacy for the FIA presidency when Balestre retired in June 1993.
4. One of his first decisions at the helm of the FIA was to create the Security Expert Advisory Committee which brought together leading motorsport safety experts to research and find solutions to the main safety problems in the activity.
5. After the accidents of the Grand Prix of San Marino of F.1 of 1994 in which the Brazilian died Aytron senna and the Austrian Roland ratzenberger instituted a generalized reform of security in sport.
6. In 1996 he led the FIA's successful campaign to modernize and strengthen the European Union crash test standards for the first time since 1974. He also promoted the European New Vehicle Assessment Program (Euro NCAP), an independent crash test organization.
7. That same year he was elected as the first president of the Formula 1 Safety Commission, which focused on the development of the safety of the circuits used by the category.
8. In 1998 he launched the Zero Formula, a strategy to reduce deaths and injuries on the track and road.
9. In 2002 he proposed the establishment of the FIA Foundation, charity that focuses on promoting road safety; and the FIA Academy, created to stimulate research on road safety and environmental protection.
10. In 2004 he proposed the creation of the FIA Institute for Motorcycle Sport Safetyr in order to develop and improve safety and sustainability measures in all areas of motorsport, from youth racing to top-level championships.