IndyCar has moved to clarify that the FIA will, in fact, not be formally involved in the investigation that will be carried out following the accident in which Dan Wheldon was killed.
IndyCar had said on Tuesday that Formula 1's ruling body, alongside the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States, would assist with the investigation that would look at the circumstances that led to Wheldon's fatal crash.
"The safety of our drivers, their crews, IndyCar staff, racetrack staff and spectators is always our paramount concern," read a statement from IndyCar. "As part of our standard safety protocol, a full investigation has been launched by IndyCar, with assistance from the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS) and Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the national and international governing organization, to determine the factors involved in this accident."
The series, however, issued another statement on Wednesday saying neither the FIA nor ACCUS will be "formally involved" in the investigation.
"As part of our standard safety protocol, a full investigation has been launched by IndyCar, with assistance from individual members of various motorsports bodies. It was incorrect to state that either ACCUS or FIA are formally involved.
"We hope to have preliminary findings to report within the next several weeks. In the meantime, it would be inappropriate to comment further until the investigative team has had the opportunity to conclude its work."