Is the FIA playing with fire? Is this a disaster looming for Lewis Hamilton? – While Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the new FIA president, and Stefano Domenicali, the Formula One chief executive, have been talking about the last Grand Prix of the season, still no decision has been made, which continues to keep Lewis Hamilton’s future in limbo.
All Formula 1 fans are hanging on Lewis Hamilton’s every word, as he still hasn’t made up his mind about his future in F1. The seven-time world champion is still in silence after losing the world title to Max Verstappen on the final lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which has left his future in doubt.
Allegedly, the Mercedes AMG F1 driver is awaiting sanctions against Michael Masi, the FIA race director, who made some controversial decisions during the safety car regime, and his decision to restart the race has been the subject of much discussion, since Max Verstappen, using new soft tyres, had a very important advantage over Lewis Hamilton who was a sitting duck.
The FIA does not decide, Hamilton still in the dark
As a result, Lewis Hamilton was betting big on the FIA meeting and was expecting important decisions. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the new president of the FIA, met with Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali on Tuesday to discuss the final race of the season, and in particular the situation of Michael Masi, whose departure would be one of the conditions set by Lewis Hamilton to remain in F1. Well, it appears Mo has called his bluff.
According to the Daily Mail, although the discussions were constructive, for the moment nothing has been revealed and no decision seems to have been taken. More importantly, the FIA has published its timetable and revealed that the conclusions of the investigation into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be made public on the 18th of March, just two days before the start of the season.
This is unmanageable timing for Mercedes, who will be presenting their new car a month earlier, on the 18th of February, and are still waiting for Lewis Hamilton’s final decision. But it seems that no one will know any more after the meeting that took place on Tuesday.
The Hamfosi are chomping at the bit, waiting to know if their 7 time Champion will come back into Formula 1 racing. The wait is set to continue…