OCTOBER 30, 1995
Dennis - I was only joking
The only problem with this argument is that we heard the stories of a Penske involvement at McLaren before the FOCA meeting at the Nurburgring and it fails to explain why Dennis felt the need to scream at journalists in Aida when he could just have explained that the whole thing was actually a joke which had backfired on him. As a result, Ron's comments at Suzuka look like a rather clumsy attempt at damage limitation. Accepting the blame for the story is a great way to make people believe you but it has to be damaging to Dennis's credibility as people are beginning to ask how one knows when he is joking and when he is serious.
Ultimately, there is only one way in which the truth will emerge and that is with the passage of time.