F1 will emerge unscathed from the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption scandal.
That is the claim of former FIA president Max Mosley, even though his old sparring partner Bernie Ecclestone is heavily involved in the affair that could potentially see him prosecuted.
But when asked if this is a real problem for F1, Mosley told Auto Motor und Sport: "I see no reason why.
"Without knowing all the background, I would be surprised if Bernie will be involved in any way other than as a witness.
"(But) it would not matter," said the Briton.
F1 is now an international business that is more than strong enough
"Even in the worst case it could do no harm to Formula One. F1 is now an international business that is more than strong enough."
There have been rumours, however, that the affair could leave Ecclestone exposed to having his 100-year lease of F1's commercial rights terminated by the current FIA president Jean Todt.
"I think that's just a rumour," said Mosley. "Jean has never mentioned anything like that to me," he added, insisting that the commercial rights' current owners CVC have definitely done nothing wrong.