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Orgy setup to be revealed soon - Mosley

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Jul.31 (GMM) Max Mosley is determined to get to the bottom of what he regards as a formula one-related conspiracy to destroy him.

The FIA president has successfully sued the British scandal newspaper News of the World for its expose about his orgy with prostitutes, but Mosley believes the real culprits of the set-up have yet to be revealed.

Working on the 68-year-old's behalf is the renowned British investigative squad Quest, and the fruits of their labour will "soon" be known, Mosley told the press this week.

"Soon you will know who was behind it," the Briton is quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Meanwhile, when asked by the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport if he believes he was the victim of a set-up, Mosley answered: "It is very likely that it was not the newspaper working alone.

"The investigations are ongoing, so it would be unfair of me to express any specific suspicions before anything is proved," he explained.

Mosley said that, even before the News of the World orgy, he was warned by F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone that someone was out to get him.

"Bernie gave me a name," he confirmed, "but I am not about to prematurely accuse anybody of anything. There is still no proof that this person was involved at all."

Mosley, however, was quick to name those F1 personalities who supported him throughout the affair -- Gerhard Berger, Frank Williams, Vijay Mallya, Dietrich Mateschitz, and Ferrari.

He intends to step down as FIA president late next year, but plays down speculation that Jean Todt is still in pole position to succeed him.

"Todt would be a very good man for this office," Mosley said, "but I cannot imagine that he wants to do it -- he could get much higher paying jobs than to be FIA president, which is an honorary position."

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