McLaren boss denies any connection with Mosley scandal
2 May 2008

Ron Dennis has denied that McLaren is connected with the tabloid sex scandal that has engulfed FIA President Max Mosley.Radovan Novak, boss of the Czech Automobile Association and a Mosley ally, said in a radio interview that he believed scandal was a set-up and linked it to McLaren’s £50 million fine, imposed by the FIA last season. “When the FIA, from the proposal of Mosley, fined someone significantly, then it gives you the feeling that it could be like that,” he said.McLaren boss Ron Dennis responded unequivocally. “I categorically deny that I have anything to do with the News of the World investigation into Mr Mosley.”“Neither does anyone connected with the McLaren Group or the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team, and neither does any agent or any other party acting on my behalf or anyone connected with the McLaren Group or the team.”"We are writing to Mr Novak and are currently considering the appropriate route via which the remarks that have been attributed to him may be withdrawn or corrected." Mosley, who has insisted that he will not resign over the newspaper revelations, faces a vote of confidence at an exceptional meeting of the FIA’s general assembly on June 3.

Will Powell

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