January 18, 2022

FIA to study controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix events

Three days after Max Verstappen’s Formula 1 title, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) will look at the events of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Thursday to provide clarification.

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The International Automobile Federation (FIA) will engage in a “detailed analysis and clarification exercise“controversial events that led to the victory and coronation of Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. This issue will be discussed with all teams and drivers in order to learn from this situation and provide clarification to participants, media and fans on the regulations in force.“, is it specified in a press release.

The aim is that “conclusions be made before the start of the 2022 season“in Bahrain on March 20. This decision was taken by the World Motor Sport Council on a proposal from the outgoing FIA president, Frenchman Jean Todt, whose successor will be elected on Friday.

The circumstances surrounding the use of the safety car following the accident of driver Nicholas Latifi and the related communications between the FIA ​​race management and the teams generated incomprehension and strong reactions from the Formula teams. 1, pilots and fans “, recalls the World Motor Sport Council.

This controversy “is currently tarnishing the image of the Championship and the celebration in due form of the first title of world champion of the pilots won by Max Verstappen (Red Bull, note) and of the eighth consecutive title of world of the constructors won by Mercedes“, we also read in this press release.