Mosley moves to escape EU law

President of the FIA Max Mosley is to move his home and offices from London to Monaco to escape the threat of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The EAW has caused consternation in F1 as team members could be arrested and prosecuted in the event...

President of the FIA Max Mosley is to move his home and offices from London to Monaco to escape the threat of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The EAW has caused consternation in F1 as team members could be arrested and prosecuted in the event of a fatality at a race. Mosley took legal advice on the matter and has decided to move.

"This is not a snap decision," he told The Times. "We have been discussing this legislation for some time and our advice is that this is our best protection. As long as I am president of the FIA, I will have to live in Monaco for my own safety and to avoid a law which is not sensible when applied to F1."

"If some local police authority wants a scapegoat for an accident at a circuit, they could easily come after me or Charlie Whiting (FIA race director). And they can come after you in your own home -- but not if I am in Monaco."

"We are not asking to operate above the law, Wherever F1 goes, we obey the law and we give an undertaking to follow the legal processes. But this law is really dangerous and we cannot have F1 personnel prosecuted and imprisoned on the whim of a local magistrate and possibly held for months until trial."

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