At 2022 Barcelona Pre-Season Track Session Lewis Hamilton was asked about FIA’s removal of Michael Masi from the position of race director and the changes they have made to the race management structure.
Lewis said there are some drivers who are “very good friends with certain individuals”, and asked for the FIA to make sure Formula 1 has “non-biased stewards”.
It didn’t take long for the FIA to respond.
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“The FIA is proud of its global stewarding pathway that connects and develops the most talented stewards from across motorsport,” an FIA spokesperson was quoted by RacingNews365.com.
“This has resulted in a strong, independent and experienced group of officials who carry out their work with impartiality and the utmost professionalism,” the statement concluded.