Details of the FIA’s response to the inquiry into the event of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be made public “in the coming days” following today’s meeting of the F1 Commission.
“The FIA President led detailed discussions of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix,” said the FIA in a statement. “Feedback from the commission on matters raised will be incorporated into the president’s analysis and he will publicly present news of structural changes and action plan in the coming days.”
Among the changes likely to arise from the investigation is restrictions on communications between team members and the race directors. Messages between FIA F1 race director Michael Masi and members of the Red Bull and Mercedes teams were heard on several occasions during the disputed race.
The future structure of the race director role, and Masi’s involvement in it, are also likely to feature in Ben Sulayem’s action plan. The FIA’s secretary general for motor sport, Peter Bayer, previously indicated the governing body wished to share the race director’s duties between more than one person, and said it was possible Masi may not continue in the main role.
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