Jun.5 (GMM) Ferrari's president has back-paddled on his reported call for embattled FIA president Max Mosley to step down over the sex scandal.
The famous Italian marque has been traditionally aligned with the Paris based federation, but - following Mosley's survival at a confidence vote this week - Luca di Montezemolo was quoted as effectively calling for the 68-year-old to now quit."I think that he should realise that sometimes it is necessary to say to yourself 'I have to leave for reasons of credibility'," he told Bloomberg TV.But on Thursday, Ferrari issued a clarification attributed to Montezemolo, who is also chairman of the Italian manufacturer Fiat."I am happy that Max Mosley has been re-elected president of the FIA," the 60-year-old Italian said."He has done excellent work for formula one in recent years. With regard to the future, it will be entirely up to him to decide if and when he should take a step back."