Ward denies Mosley bankrolling his FIA presidential campaign 10 September, 2013 David Ward FIA presidential candidate David Ward has denied that he is conspiring with Formula 1’s old, guard Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone, in his bid to dethrone Jean Todt at the helm of the sport’s governing body. It has been rumoured that Ward, who worked closely with Mosley before Frenchman Todt took over, is being backed strongly not only by Mosley, but also the former FIA president’s hand-in-hand powerbroker Ecclestone. Not only that, the Daily Mail reports that Ward’s campaign will be “helped” by Richard Woods, the former right-hand man during the Mosley reign. “Woods has also acted for Ecclestone, albeit in the shadows,” said correspondent Jonathan McEvoy. “Despite having fingers in many pies, he is fundamentally a Mosley loyalist,” he added. Ward, however, plays down the links. “I am not Max’s man; I am not Bernie’s man,” he insisted, also denying that Mosley or Ecclestone are bankrolling his campaign. Incumbent Todt, however, sounded less sure about Ward’s continuing links to Mosley and Ecclestone. “Don’t put me into that please,” he told the Telegraph last weekend at Monza. “Because honestly I have my own thoughts. “I have very good contact with Max. I like Max. I have always been defending Max. “In May he sent me an email saying ‘Don’t hear the noise that I am interested [in the presidency] or that David is interested…it’s not true. I am not interested’.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsBerger to McLaren reports won’t go awayMcLaren deny more key staff set to leaveSporting director Michael to leave McLarenTotal president De Margerie killed in plane crashBrawn and Domenicali on Bianchi accident panelTodt: Let’s wait for Bianchi crash findings before judgingTilke blames Pirelli for boring Russian GPMarchionne: We’ve got to kick some ass and quicklyMontezemolo: The least I expected was a thank youMattiacci: Engine freeze against principles of F1 Faceman Because it’s Bernie and sh!t for brains Marco Tronchetti Provera. Mosely was, is, and will always be Bernie’s puppet. Not to mention just as disgusting as Flabio Briatore in a banana hammock.