The FIA has broken the silence. Exactly one month after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Federation came out and briefly explained the next weeks of work on the internal investigation to understand and make decisions after the events that happened to Yas Marina in following an appeal, later withdrawn, by Mercedes. We will discuss the work of Michael Masi, race director of Formula 1 for the last three years, but also the use of the Safety Car. No deadline therefore for the date of February 3, everything will be made public in late March, just before the inaugural race in Bahrain.
On January 19, according to the Federation’s note, the item on the agenda of the Sporting Advisor Committee, the Sports Committee will be dedicated to the use of the Safety Car. The next phase will see a shared discussion with all the Formula 1 drivers. The outcome of the detailed analysis will be presented to the F1 Commission in February, and the final decisions will be announced at the World Motorsport Council in Bahrain on March 18th. FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem asked Peter Bayer, the Secretary General of Sport and recently appointed Director of the Single Seater for proposals to review and optimize the organization of the Formula 1 World Championship for the 2022 season.