JUNE 22, 2005

FIA denies Stoddart claim

The FIA has "categorically denied" the suggestion made by Paul Stoddart that Max Mosley told the FIA's most senior representative in the United States, Burdette Martin, that if any kind of non-championship race was run, or any alteration made to the circuit, the US Grand Prix, and indeed, all FIA-regulated motorsport in the US, would be under threat.

"No such conversation ever took place," said an FIA spokesman, after consulting with Mosley.