Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton come to agreement over FIA investigation

Lewis Hamilton called Max Verstappen 'aggressive as hell'


MAX VERSTAPPEN and LEWIS HAMILTON are both awaiting the results of the FIA’s investigation into the way December’s frantic Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was handled.

The FIA have so far held fire when it comes to revealing the full details of their investigation into December’s chaotic Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton missed out on glory to Max Verstappen in controversial circumstances, with a safety car preventing the Brit from eclipsing Michael Schumacher when it comes to F1 titles. And the saga has rolled on ever since.


The FIA revealed earlier this week that they wouldn’t be disclosing the findings of the Abu Dhabi Gp.

The sport’s governing body presented its report to the teams on Monday. However, more details are set to come out in the coming days and weeks.



The FIA said in a short statement: “The FIA president [Mohammed Ahmed bin Sulayem] led detailed discussions of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“Feedback from the commission on matters raised will be incorporated into the president’s analysis and he will publicly present news of structural changes and action plan in the coming days.”



Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton come to  agreement over FIA investigation

Some have wondered if Verstappen could actually end up being stripped of his title.

But both the Red Bull driver and Hamilton are aligned on that front, with both men thinking similarly on the matter. The Telegraph revealed earlier in the week that Hamilton wasn’t expecting the result to be overturned.



The Brit is said to have ‘no hope’ that Verstappen will have his title rescinded.

And the Silver Arrows and their star driver are instead hoping for a ‘moral victory’ that suggests they were the victims of wrong-doing in Abu Dhabi. Verstappen was recently asked about the FIA’s investigation. And he insisted he wasn’t affected by it, instead saying they ‘can’t do anything’ about his title triumph.



“Yeah, but they can’t do anything,” he said earlier this month.

On whether his victory was tarnished, he added: “Not at all.

“I had an outstanding season and I think I really deserved it.

“I have been really unlucky as well. People always remember the last race but, if you look at the whole season, the championship should have been decided way earlier.”

Verstappen also said he felt no sympathy towards Hamilton, who has only recently returned to social media following a hiatus.



Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton come to  agreement over FIA investigation

“For me, it’s difficult to picture myself in that situation, because I’m not a seven-time World Champion,” he said.

“If I was already a seven-time World Champion, it hurts a bit less than when I am fighting for my first, leading all the way, controlling it all the way, and then losing it on the last lap.

“That would be way more painful than already having seven in the bag.

“Just look back on the seven you have. I don’t think it’s so bad, is it?”



One possible outcome of the FIA’s investigation is Michael Masi losing his job.

Mercedes were livid with the way he handled the events in Abu Dhabi, with Toto Wolff labelling his calls as a ‘disgrace’.

Yet whether that happens remains to be seen.

Speaking in January, meanwhile, Mercedes chief Toto Wolff threw down his demands to the FIA ahead of their investigation.



He told Auto Motor and Sport: “I expect actions and not just words.

“In a sport that’s supposed to be a sport, we can’t freestyle like that with the set of rules.

“Before the start of the new season, there must be clarity about the rules so that every driver, team and fan knows what is allowed and what is not.



Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton come to  agreement over FIA investigation

“In the end, we provide entertainment, but no decision should break the rules for the sake of the show.”

The new F1 season is due to start on Sunday March 20.

It will kick off in Bahrain and run until the Abu Dhabi GP on November 20.




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