Max Mosley has been a leading figure in motor racing for more than half a century, filling many varied roles and spending a total of four terms as President of the FIA. Much of how Formula One has been shaped over the years comes down to Max, who has been highly vocal, active and influential in matters of improving safety and emissions, as well as organising hundreds of global motor sports competitions. This page answers some of the most commonly asked questions about Max Mosley and his time in Formula One, with an emphasis on his tireless work to improve safety and emissions across the world.
What is the Concorde Agreement?
There have been seven separate Concorde Agreements since the first was established in 1981. The Agreement is a contract between the Formula One Group, Formula One teams and the FIA, dictating which teams compete in races and how prize money and television revenues are divided. The latest agreement was signed in 2013 and will run until 2020, establishing a more effective framework for FIA Formula One World Championship governance.
What does the FIA Foundation do?
The FIA Foundation is a non-profit charitable organisation providing funding and support for programmes, campaigns and pilot initiatives across the world. Its focus is on road safety and environmental concerns, working towards ‘Safe, Clean, Green and Fair’ motoring worldwide and the creation of a sustainable future. The FIA Foundation works in partnership with the FIA, the World Health Organization, the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility and the UN Environment Programme.
What awards and honours has Max Mosley achieved?
The achievements of Max Mosley in both motorsports and road safety have been recognised on numerous occasions. Max has received five government awards and five industry and other awards throughout his career, as follows: Grande Ufficiale dell’ Ordine al Merito (Italy); Order of Madarski Konnik, 1st Degree (Bulgaria); Order of Merit (Romania); Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (France); Commandeur de l’Ordre de Saint Charles (Monaco); Institute of the Motor Institute of the Motor Industry Gold Medal (UK); Quattroruote Premio Speciale per la Sicurezza Stradale, Gold Medal (Italy); Der Goldene VdM-Dieselring (Germany); Visitante Ilustre de la Ciudad de Asuncion (Ecuador); Honorary Doctor of Civil Laws, Northumbria University (UK).