FIA president Max Mosley has countered speculation that the governing body was favouring Ferrari to win the 1998 F1 championship.

Mosley was reacting to claims from McLaren boss Ron Dennis that the Woking team was going to have its work cut out to win the title, despite having one of the best cars this season. (Ferrari has several things going in their favour,) Dennis said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, (They have got an environment in which most people within the sport want them to win. Effectively, Ferrari winning the world championship, from a promotional standpoint, is better than McLaren winning it. Therefore any indiscretion of their's is tolerated.)

Dennis then referred to incidents at the Canadian and French races in which Ferrari benefited from a light penalty imposed on Michael Schumacher and a restart which allowed the German into the lead respectively.

Mosley responded by saying that the sport operated on a level playing field, and that any suggestions of favouritism were unfounded.



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