The International Automobile Federation has folded to the demands of Lewis Hamilton Y Mercedes and has announced that it will investigate what happened in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix who proclaimed the new world champion Max Verstappen. With the continuity of the British in the Formula 1 still in the air, the SON, with its new president Mohammed Ben Sulayem At the helm, it adopts this conciliatory measure with the seven-time world champion and opens a process that will involve the drivers themselves. Will it have the participation of its own Hamilton?
«The FIA has started the detailed analysis of the events of the last Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix. The president of the SON launched a consultation with all F1 teams on various issues, including this one. On January 19, an item on the Sports Advisory Committee’s agenda will be dedicated to the use of the Safety Car. The next stage will be a shared discussion with all F1 drivers. The result of the detailed analysis will be presented to the F1 Commission in February and final decisions will be announced in the World Motor Sports Council in Bahrain on March 18», Details the FIA in a statement.
In addition, the international federation adds that Mohammed Ben Sulayem «Has asked the Secretary General for Sports and the recently appointed director of single-seaters, Peter Bayer, proposals to review and optimize the organization of the F1 structure of the SON for the 2022 season ».
– FIA (@fia) January 13, 2022
This second announcement calls into question the future of important figures such as the race director, Michael Masi, highly criticized by Mercedes since the controversial outcome of the last world. This week, the British press has assured that Hamilton has asked the SON to fire Still as an indispensable condition to continue in the competition. A full-blown ultimatum.
While all these events continue to unfold around him, the seven-time world champion maintains his silence and is his boss at Mercedes, Toto Wolff, who does not miss the opportunity to remember that his anger has not diminished since December 13, when Verstappen turned the world in the last breath and left the German team with honey on their lips.