FIA releases statement regarding Abu Dhabi GP investigation

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Formula One's governing body released a statement over the course of the weekend, confirming that no decision has been taken regarding about the events of last year's season finale at Abu Dhabi.

The governing body promised earlier that it will launch an investigation into the events that happened at last year’s controversial Abu Dhabi season-closing race that saw Max Verstappen clinch his first world championship title following a brilliant season from the Dutchman. FIA’s new president, Mohammed Ben Sulayem stated just hours after the started his new role that lessons would be learned.

"We will look into the rules and we are sure that, if any situation like this occurs in the future, we will have an instant solution for it or avoid it even There are many areas that we can improve. We cannot just sit and say we are good. No, it's not enough in a sport as heavy, I would say, and as important,” he concluded.

Despite the ongoing investigations, Formula One’ race director Michael Masi’s future has been hot topic. The FIA’s new head of Formula 1 hinted Peter Bayer that there could be change, claiming that “there is a possibility there could be a new race director.”

The governing body has now issued a statement, claiming that no decision has been taken yet.

The statement reads: “At this stage, no decision has been taken on the outcome of the detailed analysis currently underway into the events of the last Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“As previously announced, the findings of this detailed analysis will be presented at the F1 Commission meeting in London on 14th February after an open discussion with all F1 drivers and then finally have to be approved at the World Motor Sport Council meeting on 18th March in Bahrain, under the authority of FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.”