F1 Twitter Fumes at FIA’s Latest Statement on Abu Dhabi Scandal Blotting Out Lewis Hamilton’s Return

Published 01/14/2022, 4:34 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton looks dejected after finishing second in the race and the world championship REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

The Abu Dhabi GP was one of the most controversial races we have seen in recent history. The season finale was a thriller that kept giving one twist after another through the course of the race. The last moments witnessed some highly controversial decisions from the race committee. An exceptional season with a lot of grit and pace came to a polarizing end, and the dust doesn’t seem like settling anytime soon.

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The F1 community has widely scrutinized the role of race director Masi. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff shunned all the channels of communication with the Aussie after the race, and many even wanted him gone. After a huge backlash, the FIA finally announced that they will launch an official review into the matter headed by incoming president Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

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However, another update on this matter came recently, and fans are not taking it very well. The FIA announced from its official handle that the administration has started the analysis and they will announce the final decisions at the World Motor Sport Council in Bahrain on 18th March.

With speculations around Lewis Hamilton’s return, many were basing it on the outcome of FIA’s report. However, this delay in the final decision has invited a lot of criticism among the fans, many even think it’s just a token move from the highest authority. As it stands, Hamilton’s decision to bow out of his seat or to stay cannot be based on the report as it will come right before the 2022 inaugural GP.

Twitter F1 reacts to FIA’s delay in investigating Abu Dhabi debacle

The highest body came under the radar after their latest announcement. The sporting authority is under tremendous pressure to investigate the last lap incident. Twitter is taking digs on the FIA for this delay, and some have no hopes of any concrete decision.

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Now, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes need to decide the future course of action for the team. With around a month left for the winter testing, fans are eagerly waiting for Sir Lewis’ return to the grid for more rounds of intense title fights. What is your prediction about the same?

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Rituraj Tripathi

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Rituraj Tripathi is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. A true lover of speed, he is big fan of Lewis Hamilton and finds a future world champion in Lando Norris. Rituraj eagerly looks forward to the paddock moving to the Circuit de Monaco, and he finds Portier corner as the most exciting part of the track.

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