Jun.5 (GMM) A growing list of national motor racing bodies could be set to join Germany's ADAC in boycotting the FIA, following the retention of controversial president Max Mosley.
America's AAA is already giving very serious consideration to also actively withdrawing from the governing body of world motoring and racing."One of the possibilities will certainly be to leave the FIA," a spokesman for Finland's automobile and touring club is quoted as saying by The Guardian.Representatives for clubs in Holland, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria are considering similar action, the newspaper added.The Italian club voted to keep the scandal-gripped Mosley in power in Paris on Tuesday, but the country's most famous racing marque is now calling on the 68-year-old to quit."I think that he should realise that sometimes it is necessary to say to yourself 'I have to leave for reasons of credibility'," Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo told the Ansa news agency.The Guardian insists that no major sponsors are considering pulling out of formula one over the Mosley issue, but F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone is quoted as saying to The Independent: "The teams - the manufacturers ? are violently opposed to him."Meanwhile, it has been suggested that the running of Germany's two grands prix could be in danger because of the ADAC snub.ADAC, however, sanctions only the Nurburgring race, which is due to return to the calendar only in 2009.The other German sanctioning body, the AvD, controls the Hockenheim event, which is scheduled to take place late next month.