FIA set for important meeting over Abu Dhabi controversy

The FIA is set for an important meeting over the Abu Dhabi GP controversy, with the new president keen on looking at the fiasco from an objective point of view.

The sport’s governing body will meet for discussions on their investigation regarding the race at Yas Marina, which saw a breaking of the rules that ended up influencing the result of the world championship. President Mohammed Ben Sulayem will preside over them at Geneva, with Deputy President for Sport Robert Reid assisting him.

Everything started when Race Director Michael Masi allowed only a certain number of lapped cars by during the Safety Car restart. It left Lewis Hamilton a sitting duck to Max Verstappen, who otherwise would never have caught him.

With the race result still shrouded in controversy, the FIA is set for an important meeting over the Abu Dhabi GP to discuss their findings and come to a consensus. As reported by, Ben Sulayem is understood to have made this meeting his top priority since taking over as the president.

The FIA will investigate everything that happened after this moment. Source: Mercedes

Work to be done

All heads of department will be present for the discussions. The one that takes place this week will see many proposals being made. They in turn will be tabled and discussed at the next World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meeting scheduled on 3 February. All this will be done well in advance of pre-season testing.

There were also rumours about Masi getting the sack from the Race Director position. This was fuelled after the FIA released their General Organisation organigram. Very strangely, Masi’s name was missing from the January 2022 hierarchy.

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