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Lewis Hamilton on FIA report: “hopefully everyone will get to see it”

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Lewis Hamilton hopes that the FIA makes the report of its investigation public.

The FIA’s investigation was launched over the winter to look at the handling of the late-race safety car at last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Then F1 race director Michael Masi chose to selectively interpret the regulations to get the race restarted for a final lap shoot out.

That decision helped influence the outcome of the World Championship, allowing Max Verstappen, who had stopped for fresher tyers, to overtake Lewis Hamilton. This secured Verstappen the title.

The controversy of this event was initially blamed by the FIA on a misunderstanding of the rules by fans and the media.

However, now the governing body has made big changes to the way it will run Formula 1 events.

In addition to this, then F1 race director Michael Masi has moved aside, with the role now being shared between Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas.

They will be supported by a new virtual race control setup that should help give them added assistance when cars are on track. Many have likened this to VAR in football.

Lewis Hamilton, who had previously admitted to losing faith in the FIA over what happened in Abu Dhabi, has spoken about the report:

“I’ve not seen it, I didn’t think it was out yet,” he revealed.

“But I think I’m excited to see the results from that report.

“I think hopefully everyone will get to see it, and to have perhaps a better understanding of everything.

“And I think ultimately, like everything, it’d down to understanding where we’ve been, so we can move forwards and in a positive light.”

Do you think the FIA should publish the report publicly, and would you be interested in reading the report yourself?

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