FIA announces talks with F1 drivers after Verstappen’s controversial title win


The Abu Dhabi GP ended in controversy after Michael Masi decided to bring in the safety car. It has long been fodder for discussion and it still haunts people’s minds. Mercedes is keen to see change after Lewis Hamilton lost the title on the last lap.

Shortly after the Abu Dhabi GP, the FIA’s bigwigs already met the new president Mohammed Ben Sulayem. An extensive analysis was then started into the events in the final laps of the closing race of the season.

FIA around the table with F1 teams and F1 drivers

This Thursday, the FIA ​​released a statement clarifying how it intends to engage in the discussion in the coming months. The new FIA boss will sit down with all Formula 1 teams in the coming days to discuss the events in Abu Dhabi.

On January 19, the use of the safety car will then be discussed by the Sporting Advisory Committee, which advises on the sporting rules in Formula 1. After that, all F1 drivers, including Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, will be consulted. discussed.

The outcome of all those discussions and the extensive analysis will be presented to the Formula 1 committee in February and ahead of the Bahrain GP in March, the final result will be presented to the World Motor Sport Council, the highest body of the FIA.

New organizational structure in F1?

Finally, the FIA ​​says that President Ben Sulayem has asked Peter Bayer, the new director of the single seaters, to come up with proposals to review and optimize the Formula 1 structure within the FIA ​​ahead of the 2022 season.

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