May 24, 2022

FIA guarantees Abu Dhabi evaluation; row ‘tarnishing the picture’ of F1

“This matter will likely be mentioned and addressed with all of the groups and drivers to attract any classes from this example and readability to be offered to the contributors, media, and followers concerning the present rules”

By James Galloway

Final Up to date: 15/12/21 9:29pm


Listen to audio from the team radios which reveals just how late the decision was made to allow the drivers to unlap themselves during the controversial ending to the Abu Dhabi GP.

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Take heed to audio from the group radios which reveals simply how late the choice was made to permit the drivers to unlap themselves throughout the controversial ending to the Abu Dhabi GP.

Take heed to audio from the group radios which reveals simply how late the choice was made to permit the drivers to unlap themselves throughout the controversial ending to the Abu Dhabi GP.

The FIA, Formulation 1’s governing physique, has stated it can conduct an “evaluation and clarification train” into the controversial occasions on the finish of the Abu Dhabi GP – acknowledging fallout from Sunday’s race is presently “tarnishing the picture of the Championship”.

In a press release following a deliberate assembly of its World Motor Sport Council on Wednesday, through which a report outlining the sequence of occasions following the lap-53 deployment of the Security Automobile was submitted, the FIA stated its outgoing president Jean Todt had proposed additional dialogue to offer readability for groups and drivers earlier than the 2022 season.

“The FIA’s main duty at any occasion is to make sure the protection of everybody concerned and the integrity of the game,” learn a press release.

“The circumstances surrounding using the Security Automobile following the incident of driver Nicholas Latifi, and the associated communications between the FIA Race Route group and the Formulation 1 groups, have notably generated important misunderstanding and reactions from Formulation 1 groups, drivers and followers, an argument that’s presently tarnishing the picture of the Championship and the due celebration of the primary Drivers’ World Championship title gained by Max Verstappen and the eighth consecutive Constructors’ World Championship title gained by Mercedes.

Karun Chandhok was at the SkyPad to analyse how Max Verstappen won the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

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Karun Chandhok was on the SkyPad to analyse how Max Verstappen gained the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP forward of Lewis Hamilton.

Karun Chandhok was on the SkyPad to analyse how Max Verstappen gained the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP forward of Lewis Hamilton.

“Following the presentation of a report relating to the sequence of occasions that occurred following the incident on Lap 53 of the Grand Prix and in a relentless drive for enchancment, the FIA President proposed to the World Motor Sport Council {that a} detailed evaluation and clarification train for the longer term with all related events will now happen.

“This matter will likely be mentioned and addressed with all of the groups and drivers to attract any classes from this example and readability to be offered to the contributors, media, and followers concerning the present rules to protect the aggressive nature of our sport whereas making certain the protection of the drivers and officers. It isn’t solely Formulation 1 that will profit from this evaluation, but in addition extra usually all the opposite FIA circuit championships.”

New F1 world champion Max Verstappen is back in the UK and returned to a hero's welcome at Red Bull HQ.

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New F1 world champion Max Verstappen is again within the UK and returned to a hero’s welcome at Crimson Bull HQ.

New F1 world champion Max Verstappen is again within the UK and returned to a hero’s welcome at Crimson Bull HQ.

Mercedes protested the way through which Race Management and race director Michael Masi dealt with the Security Automobile interval, arguing it was not according to the Sporting Rules, however that problem was dismissed by stewards.

They lodged a discover of an intention to enchantment quickly afterwards and have till Thursday night to inform the FIA in the event that they plan to take it on to the Worldwide Courtroom of Enchantment.

Solely 5 of the lapped automobiles on the time of the Security Automobile have been allowed to unlap themselves, which put Max Verstappen again on Lewis Hamilton’s tail on brisker tyres however didn’t shuffle the mixed-up order behind the Crimson Bull. With the race resumed on the 58th and last tour, Verstappen overtook Hamilton to win the race and the 2021 championship.

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