LITESPORT London Lite Friday, 26 June 2009 45 Angry letter: Max Mosley Accusations: Luca di Montezemolo Mosleys furious outburst could wreck F1 peace deal MAX MOSLEY threw Formula One back into turmoil last night when he fired off an angry letter to Luca di Montezemolo, accusing the Ferrari president of making false statements. After reaching an agreement with the Formula One Teams Association chairman Di Montezemolo on Wednesday on the future of the sport, Mosley confirmed he would not stand for re-election beyond his current mandate which expires in October. But the 69-year-old has now said he will leave his options open. And in his letter, Mosley said: We made a deal yesterday in Paris to end the recent difficulties in Formula One. A fundamental part of this was that we would both present a positive and truthful account. I was therefore astonished to learn that FOTA has been briefing the press that Mr (Michel) Boeri (president of the FIA Senate) has taken charge of Formula One, something which you know is completely untrue; that I had been forced out of office, also false; and, apparently, that I would have no role in the FIA after October, something which is plain nonsense, if only because of the FIA statutes. Furthermore, you have suggested to the media I was a dictator, an accusation which is grossly insulting to the FIAs 122 countries who have democratically endorsed everything I have done during the last 18 years. Mosley added: There was no need for me to involve myself further in Formula One once we had a settlement. Given your and FOTAs deliberate attempt to mislead the media, I now consider my options open. At least until October, I am president of the FIA with the full authority of that office. BY HARRY LANE for the Ashes battle Montys turning to a spin doctor ENGLAND skipper Andrew Strauss has told Monty Panesar to focus on his strengths as he attempts to address his poor form heading into the Ashes. Panesar has been working with Englands new spin- bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed to add more variety to his game his major shortcoming according to Shane Warne. Warne has accused the 27-year-old of failing to improve since making his debut in 2006 but Strauss is concerned that adjustments to his style may prove counter productive. Monty has been working on variations but the reality is that he has taken 99percent of his wickets bowling a very good left arm spinner that turns and has decent pace on it, he said. Thats his default and he shouldnt stray too far from it. Its like me trying to bat like Brian Lara it wont work. Its important that he just does what he does well and if he does that hes going to be a handful. Ive spoken to Monty and hes been in contact with Mushtaq. When you go through a rough patch you question what you are doing. Ive got a lot of hope that he will come through. tralia. You wouldnt last the series if you went into it with an injury. For the mental side of things, being fully fit is very important. ANDREW FLINTOFF produced an innings to strike fear into the heart of every Australian cricket fan last night when he thrashed 93 of 41 balls in Lancashires Twenty20 Cup win over Derbyshire. After weeks of frustration with the bat, Flintoff could not have chosen a better time to smash nine fours and six sixes -- oh, and he also took 2-30 from his four overs. Afterwards, Flintoff said: The bowling looks after itself but its nice to get some runs again. Ive been working hard with our coach Peter Moores for the last few weeks. It was nice today to come out in a good position and be able to cut loose and play a few shots. Last nights knock represents Freddies highest score in a competitive match since his last Test century, against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2005. He has even had a close shave in the past few days, reminiscent of his 2005 hairstyle. And with opener Alistair Cook producing his maiden Twenty20 century (57 balls, four sixes) in Essexs win over Surrey in front of 16,000 at the Oval, the atmosphere among Englands Ashes training squad will be sunny when the 16 chosen men meet today for a bonding session before next weeks warm-up against Warwickshire. BY NEAL COLLINS The knock that will scare every Aussie: A Flintoff...93 off 41 Fred alert: Flintoff hit six sixes at Derbyshire last night This summer team sponsor Vodafone brings you the Nightwatchman -- the ultimate video companion to the Ashes. Visit www.vodafone.co.uk/cricket index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html