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Although he oversaw enormous commercial growth in F1, and helped implement stricter safety conditions, his achievements were overshadowed by reports of the 70-year-old Englishman's participation in a sadomasochistic sex session with five prostitutes last year.
Mosley exits at the tail end of another tumultuous year in F1 politics.
Renault received a suspended lifetime ban for ordering Nelson Piquet Jr.'s crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix to help teammate Fernando Alonso win the race, while several teams threatened a breakaway series after the FIA proposed a budget cap.
Vatanen has promised a more transparent decision-making process if elected.
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