Novak stands by McLaren comments

Radovan Novak, the head of the Czech Automobile Association who controversially suggested that Ron Dennis and McLaren helped to bring the Max Mosley sex scandal into the public eye in the belief that the matter is related to last year s espionage saga, is standing by his comments.

Talking to Prague radio station Radio Impuls, Novak claimed that McLaren could have been involved in the setup against Mosley.

Ron Dennis has denied that he had any involvement in the matter and the McLaren team have written to Novak asking him to clarify what he said.

A statement released by Dennis read, “As I have consistently said whenever I have been asked about this, 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.”

Despite McLaren s denial of any form of involvement at the letter asking for clarification, Novak has told the Czech Press Agency that he stands by his comments. “It is definitely one of the possibilities every intelligent person has to consider,” he explained. “But then maybe Mr Mosley already knows who was behing it.”