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Max Mosley has died. The former head of the FIA – motorsport's governing body – died at the age of 81 after a four-year battle with cancer.

The former racing car driver eventually went on to manufacture cars for various teams. At one stage his March manufacturing company had five cars driving in the same race.

Mosley served three terms as president of the FIA before standing down in 2009. Jean Todt took over the reigns and is still the current president.

The BBC reports that his biggest challenge as the president came a year after he took over, when Ayrton Senna was killed in an accident at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix that was broadcast live around the world – just 24 hours after Austrian driver Roland Ratzenberger died in a crash during qualifying for the same race.

His personal life wasn't without drama either. In 2008, he took the News of the World to court over their story where the newspaper secretly filmed him with five prostitutes. The newspaper claimed that there was a Nazi theme to the party, but the judge later dismissed this. The court, however, confirmed that Mosley's privacy was breached and he was awarded damages.

Tabloids went on to suggest that Mosley's private affairs caused a lot of stress for his oldest son, Alexander. A year after the court case, Alexander Mosley was found dead at the age of 39 due to a heroin overdose.

Watch the Formula 1 video here as Max Mosley is remembered.

Image credit: Eurosport 

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