OCTOBER 23, 2000
Mosley and Dennis cross swords (again)
Mosley justified the appointment of Roberto Causo and asked Dennis to send a letter of apology to the Italian lawyer. Mosley also suggested that Dennis's actions in Suzuka could be seen as "a breach of the Internationwal Sporting Code".
What the letter did not say was that in addition to writing a letter to the FIA Stewards in Suzuka (which was delivered only an hour before the race) Dennis visited the stewards just half an hour before the race began and they are believed to have felt rather intimidated by this. Whatever the case, Mosley did not reveal all in the letter and judging by Dennis's response to it, the McLaren boss has concluded that it is best to back down and not push the FIA too hard for fear that there might be a reaction on this issue.
Dennis took the line that his comments had been misinterpreted by the media.
The McLaren boss said he had thought "long and hard" about his response after receiving Mosley's letter, but felt that the best course of action was to make no further comment. This decision will hopefully mean that there will be less bad feeling between the various parties in the future which will help to lighten the atmosphere in F1.