F1’s governing physique launched an in depth examine over the winter into the dealing with of the late-race security automobile eventually yr’s F1 season finale, after it helped affect the result of the world championship.
The transfer got here after then F1 race director Michael Masi selected to selectively interpret the laws to get the race restarted for a remaining lap shoot out.
That call allowed Max Verstappen, who had stopped for more energizing tyres, to overhaul Hamilton and seize the win that secured him the title.
The controversy that the occasions prompted was initially blamed by the FIA on a misunderstanding of the principles by followers and media, however since then the governing physique has made massive adjustments to the way in which that it’s going to run F1 occasions.
Masi has been moved aside, with the F1 race director function now to be shared between Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas. They are going to be supported by a brand new digital race management setup that ought to assist give them added help when vehicles are on monitor.
However though the adjustments have been welcomed by many, there stay requires additional solutions about what precisely occurred in Abu Dhabi.
Key to the FIA reaching the transparency it urged it will supply over the matter is in publishing the Abu Dhabi report, which ought to supply some essential solutions in regards to the essential choices that impacted the world championship.
Hamilton, who admitted to dropping religion within the FIA over what occurred in Abu Dhabi, is very wanting to learn it himself – and hopes that the report is made accessible to everybody.
“I’ve not seen it, I did not assume it was out but,” he mentioned. “However I feel I am excited to see the outcomes from that report.
“I feel hopefully everybody will get to see it, and to have maybe a greater understanding of every little thing.
“And I feel in the end, like every little thing, it is all the way down to understanding the place we have been, so we will transfer forwards and in a constructive gentle.”
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
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Whereas there have been some ideas that the FIA plans to maintain the report secret, Autosport understands that a remaining choice has not been taken but about what is going to occur.
One chance is for the FIA to publish it after approval from the World Motor Sport Council at its subsequent assembly, which takes place on the eve of the F1 season opener in Bahrain.
Again in December, the FIA laid out its plans to reply to the occasions of Abu Dhabi and mentioned it will work with the media and followers to raised clarify issues.
It mentioned: “This matter shall be mentioned and addressed with all of the groups and drivers to attract any classes from this case and readability to be supplied to the members, media, and followers in regards to the present laws to protect the aggressive nature of our sport whereas making certain the protection of the drivers and officers.”