Former Formula One boss and privacy campaigner Max Mosley has died aged 81.
Ex-F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone made the announcement, saying he died on Sunday.
“He died last night,” Ecclestone said. “He was like family to me. We were like brothers. I am pleased in a way because he suffered for too long.”
Mosley famously took the News Of The World to court in 2008 after the newspaper printed allegations about his sex life, successfully suing its publisher after it wrongly reported he had attended a “Nazi-themed” sex party.
He was a racing driver and a lawyer before becoming president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body for Formula One, in 1993.