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'My F1 days are finished' - Mosley

ESPNF1 Staff
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Max Mosley says he will not return to the sport despite Bernie Ecclestone's endorsement © Sutton Images

Former FIA president Max Mosley has denied rumours that he is preparing to return to a position of power within the sport.

Mosley's comments come in the wake of suggestions made by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone that it would be 'nice to have him back', possibly as president of the FIA.

"I suppose we could go back and Max could be president of the FIA and Jean could be president of FISA, running the sporting side," said Ecclestone. Mosley, however, quickly poured cold water on such an idea.

"I think my F1 days are finished and I've moved on to other things. One should never go back," Mosley told BBC Radio Five Live. "It's completely a rumour. It's a nice idea and very friendly to say 'come back' but the truth of the matter is it wouldn't be the right thing to do."

After ending his 16-year reign as FIA president, the 70-year-old Briton hand-picked former Ferrari boss Jean Todt as his successor and still supports his decision.

"I pushed very strongly for Jean and I think he'll get the job done, and I want him to succeed because I'm responsible in part for him being there. The last thing really I would want to do is interfere with what he is doing now.

"He must be given a chance to run it in his own way, which obviously will be different to my way and might be better."