Former Formula One boss Max Mosley dies aged 81

London: The former boss of Formula 1 motor racing Max Mosley has died at the age of 81, according to the BBC.

Mosley, the youngest son of Oswald Mosley, the leader of the British fascist movement in the 1930s, was a racing driver and lawyer before becoming president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, the governing body for Formula One, in 1993.

Max Mosley, pictured in 2011, has died at the age of 81.Credit:AP

He won a high-profile privacy case against the News of the World newspaper in 2008 after it said he had taken part in a “sick Nazi orgy”, and later gave financial backing to the court costs of claimants in newspaper phone hacking cases.

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