Report: Recent Mercedes News Forces FIA President to Personally Get Involved to Conclude Abu Dhabi F1 Investigation Before the Deadline

Published 01/13/2022, 12:16 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in second position Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili


The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was perhaps one of the most dramatic races that we have witnessed in recent F1 history. Mercedes had protested the outcome of the title-deciding race, but choose to withdraw their complaint. However, they would like the FIA to review the events of the final race of the season.

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Lewis Hamilton has reportedly given an ultimatum to the FIA and demands answers from the governing body following the events of the controversial Abu Dhabi GP.

Hamilton and Mercedes F1 want answers from the FIA for the Abu Dhabi GP

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The Silver Arrows weren’t pleased with the outcome of the race, as they thought the result was unfair and robbed Lewis of an eighth world title.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after the start of the race REUTERS/Ahmed JadallahNew FIA president, Mohammed ben Sulayem, wants to get this issue sorted out as soon as possible. A source told Sportsmail,‘The Abu Dhabi matter is the first issue on the new president’s agenda. He wants to come up with a response. The deadline is the World Motor Sport Council meeting on February 3 — but there may be news before then, such is the urgency of this.’

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A review on how the Knight performed in 2021

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The 7-time world champion had a heated battle with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen through the course of the season. The Knight won eight races, took five pole positions, and finished on the podium seventeen times. The Mercedes driver had 387.5 points under his belt at the end of the season, but unfortunately, that wasn’t enough as he lost the title to Verstappen in the final race at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Despite the fact that Lewis has extended his contract with the Brackley-based squad for another season, there is still speculation over whether he would return to the sport following the events of the controversial finale of the 2021 season.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton bumps fists with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili

What are your predictions for Hamilton if he decides to continue racing in F1? Let us know your thoughts on the British driver in the comments section down below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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