Formula One teams could boycott future races if they get severe penalties for their role in the US Grand Prix fiasco, Minardi boss Paul Stoddart said. Stoddart told BBC Radio Five Live it would be wrong for F1's governing body the FIA to hand out "draconian bans" at Wednesday's disciplinary hearing. "In the worst possible situation of some kind of draconian penalty, would the other teams race?" Stoddart said. "I think we'd have a meeting and you wouldn't guarantee it." FIA president Max Mosley told BBC Radio Five Live said that all courses of action were open to the FIA. He said punishment could range from a reprimand to a ban for life - but he added that he thought the punishment would fall between those two extremes. "What we needed was crisis management and what we got from Mosley as usual was management in crisis" Stoddart, also speaking to Five Live, said: "That is positively frightening, because if it is anything more than a reprimand [it would be wrong] - the teams were totally innocent victims, as was the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as were the American public. "It could be anything - I have heard unofficial reports of what it might be, ranging from a $2.5m fine to a suspended ban, to all kinds of possible things. I would hope Max would come to his senses but who knows?" If the teams were hit with a heavy ban, Stoddart said, "there would be an appeal, it would go to the (FIA) court of appeal, and then it would end up in the civil courts". Stoddart reiterated his view that Mosley was to blame for the fiasco. He said Mosley should take "total responsibility" for the decision by seven teams not to race after they had been advised by Michelin that it could not guarantee the safety of its tyres. Mosley has again defended his decision to block a plan to build a chicane at Indianapolis' final corner. Michelin tyres at Indianapolis The fiasco at Indy was caused by a design aspect of Michelin tyres Mosley told Five Live the FIA could not change its rules just because some teams had not brought the right equipment. But Stoddart, whose team use Bridgestone tyres and did race in the US, admitted that while Michelin had erred, they had made every effort to solve the problem. "There was an issue with the bonding between the sidewall and tread," he said. "They chartered a private jet and flew in replacement tyres and found they had the same problem. That was force majeure in my opinion. At that point what we needed was crisis management and what we got from Mosley as usual was management in crisis." Stoddart denied Mosley's claims that to have put in a chicane would have led to legal and insurance problems in the US. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Personally, if I was one of the 7 teams, this would absolutely be an option to me.