The public, and in particular Formula One fans, know Max Mosley best as long-standing President of the FIA from 1993 until 2009. Throughout his career, Max made changes to the world of motor racing that created a safer and more environmentally-sound sport without removing any of the speed or excitement of the race. He was one of the main driving forces behind negotiating the Concorde Agreement in 1981, an agreement that still governs F1 racing to this day. He also set up the FIA Foundation, a non-profit organisation that funds road safety and motor sport safety worldwide.
Prior to his career in motorsports, Max Mosley read Physics at Oxford before being called to the English bar in 1964 for a five-year stint as a barrister. Following this, he joined the Territorial Army Parachute Regiment before finally deciding that his true passion was motor sports. Max spent some years racing at amateur level before retiring to establish March Engineering, which quickly became one of the leading racing car manufacturers in the world.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Max represented the Formula One Constructors’ Association at the FIA before being elected President of the Manufacturers’ Commission of the FISA, which would later become incorporated into the FIA. More information about the career of Max Mosley can be found in his memoirs, released later in 2015.