Apr.3 (GMM) McLaren boss Ron Dennis this week would not be drawn on the sex scandal that has turned the tables on FIA president Max Mosley.
Dennis, the 60-year-old Briton, spent the recent winter pre-season fighting for his future in formula one, following the humiliating 2007 espionage scandal that cost his team the constructors' title and a $100m fine.
But with the circumstances apparently having now gone full circle, after some last year accused Mosley of waging a McLaren "witch hunt", Dennis declined to comment when he appeared at the Motor Sport Business Forum in Bahrain on Wednesday.
Mosley this week openly questioned the origin of the covert investigation into his private life, writing in a letter to FIA affiliates that he had been pursued for "reasons and clients as yet unknown".
But all Dennis would say, when asked by a journalist whether he thought there was no such thing as bad publicity, was "no".
Dennis closed the questioning by insisting that the forum was not the appropriate place to discuss the matter.