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MAY 21, 2008

Bernie Ecclestone to write to FIA members

Bernie Ecclestone has told The Times newspaper that he and CVC will respond to the recent letter from Max Mosley to the FIA club presidents - with a letter of his own.

"We have decided we are going to contact all the clubs who Max wrote to, with a reply to the matters raised in his letter," Ecclestone said. "I think the general assembly of the FIA was called for one reason only - to decide whether or not they think Max is the right person to be their president. The vote will be on that, not about the Concorde Agreement.

"It's nothing to do with anything else and I don't quite know why he's come out and said these things. I am sorry if the press have reported things which he doesn't like, but we certainly don't have any influence over the FIA. I sincerely hope it isn't a declaration of war because, if that's what the message should be, then we'll have to defend ourselves. That is what anyone would do. I don't believe that's what Max wanted the letter to say. I don't want to have a war with Max. I hope he doesn't want one with me."

The idea that Mosley's letter was not very careful thought out is fanciful.