Aug.1 (GMM) A journalist at the Hungaroring tried his hardest to spark a new scandal involving Max Mosley.
Just as the sex scandal seems close to winding down, the reporter approached championship leader Lewis Hamilton - the first black driver in formula one - armed with a nearly 50-year-old interview the FIA president gave to an obscure student publication when in his 20s.In the archaic magazine Parson's Pleasure, a young Mosley was asked whether he backed the views of his father Sir Oswald, the founder of the British Union of Fascists and a supporter of Adolf Hitler."All that I have come across, yes," Mosley said.About West Indian immigrants like Hamilton's grandfather, the law student Mosley - who said he was also opposed to mixed marriages - added: "I feel they should return home."McLaren driver Hamilton, who now wears a bracelet bearing the prison number of Nelson Mandela, was asked by the Evening Standard reporter for his response to the new revelations about Mosley."Obviously it doesn't make me happy," the 23-year-old said.Via a spokesman, Mosley replied by denying he is racist."Everyone who knows me, knows I abhor prejudice of any kind. I am an old fashioned liberal."I have no earthly recollection of this interview taking place or of making any such comments, which would have dated from 50 years ago," he added.