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Breaking: The FIA end their investigation into Toto and Susie Wolff

The FIA have dropped their investigation into the conflict of interest between Toto Wolff and his wife, Susie Wolff

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The FIA have confirmed that the investigation into Toto and Susie Wolff – Mercedes’ Team Principal and F1 Academy’s Managing Director – has now ended. 

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Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff walks in the Paddock with his wife Susie Wolff before the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 12, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, it was made public that the FIA, Formula One’s governing body, were investigating Toto and Susie Wolff. The premise of the investigation was that Toto Wolff revealed confidential information that only FOM members would know; Susie Wolff is part of the FOM as the Managing Director of F1 Academy.

Since the investigation was announced on social media, both Susie Wolff and Mercedes released statements. Mercedes said they “wholly reject the allegation in the statement”. Susie Wolff echoed this comment and said it was “disheartening” that her “integrity is being called into question in such a manner, especially when it seems to be rooted in intimidatory and misogynistic behaviour.”

All nine other Formula One teams have also shared their views on the investigation, stating that they “have not made any complaint to the FIA”. Their statements also read that they “are pleased and proud to support F1 Academy and its managing director through our commitment to sponsor an entrant in our liveries from next season.”

The FIA’s Statement

Now, the FIA have confirmed that they are “satisfied” that there was no passing on of confidential information. The statement from the governing body read:

“Following a review of Formula One Management’s F1 Code of Conduct and F1 Conflict of Interest Policy and confirmation that appropriate protective measures are in place to mitigate any potential conflicts, the FIA is satisfied that FOM’s compliance management system is robust enough to prevent any unauthorised disclosure of confidential information.

“The FIA can confirm that there is no ongoing investigation in terms of ethical or disciplinary inquiries involving any individual.

“As the regulator, the FIA has a duty to maintain the integrity of global motorsport. The FIA reaffirms its commitment to integrity and fairness.”

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