Max Mosley, the former president of the FIA, has died aged 81.
Mosley became FIA president in 1993 after serving in previous administrative roles in motorsport, including within Formula 1. He served four terms as president before standing down in 2009.
Ex-Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone confirmed the news to the PA news agency.
Ecclestone said: “Max was like family to me. We were like brothers. I am pleased in a way because he suffered for too long.”
Mosley, who was born in London on April 13, 1940, was the son of 1930s British fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley.