24 Jun 2009

Motorsport chief ready to stay on

6:51 am on 24 June 2009

The embattled world motorsport president Max Mosley says instead of resigning, he might put himself up for re-election at tonight's FIA meeting in Paris.

The 69-year-old Briton has come under renewed pressure to leave the job, as the row within the sport between the FIA and the formula one teams association deepens over proposed spending limits for next season.

In a letter sent to the 120 FIA members, a defiant Mosley said the campaign against him was making it more likely he would stay on, and he's accused the formula one teams association of attacking the FIA's right to regulate the it's own world championship.

Mosley said last year he planned to step down in October this year at the end of his term as FIA president.