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Marko defends Hamilton as FIA threatens to stop him from racing

Red Bull adviser Dr Helmut Marko has come to the aid of Sir Lewis Hamilton in the midst of the jewellery clampdown by the FIA. Ahead of both the Australian and Miami Grand Prix, the FIA sent a reminder to the drivers to ensure they remove all jewellery from their person before stepping into the


Masi’s return on the cards as FIA president wants three race directors

New FIA President Mohammed ben Sulayem has said he has “inherited a lot” since taking charge of the FIA, which he did the week after the 2021 Formula 1 season finale. Already, Ben Sulayem has had to deal with the controversial season finale inquiry, what to do with Michael Masi, Lewis Hamilton’s absence from the


Important to avoid ‘verbal abuse’ between Hamilton and the FIA

Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) chairman Alex Wurz believes that the FIA is right to enforce the ban on jewellery being worn in the cockpit, but disagrees with the manner in which it was done. On two occasions this season, the FIA has asked race director Niels Wittich to post a reminder in his pre-race


FIA president meets with Porsche CEO to discuss Formula 1 entry

FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem has met with Porsche CEO Oliver Blume to discuss the German manufacturer’s possible entry into Formula 1 in 2026. Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess has confirmed that Porsche are aiming to manufacture engines to provide to an existing team on the grid in four years and, due to the complications of


McLaren boss says Lewis Hamilton shouldn’t race in Formula 1

Sir Lewis Hamilton’s ongoing dispute with the FIA over the tightening of jewellery rules has seen drivers rally in support of the Mercedes driver. McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl, however, has a very different outlook on the saga, stating that the rules are “quite straightforward and simple” The FIA recently clamped down on driver accessories

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