The FIA will discuss Lewis Hamilton missing the Prize-Giving Gala

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New FIA Deputy President Robert Reid says the issue of Lewis Hamilton missing the Prize-Giving Gala will be discussed as the new administration takes over.

Jean Todt has ended his term as the president of the FIA and Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been elected as his successor.

The new FIA Deputy President, Robert Reid, said that the issue of Lewis Hamilton missing the FIA Prize-Giving Gala, because of FIA’s controversial decisions that have cost him his eighth F1 championship, will be discussed by the new administration.

“Yeah, it’s in the statute, it’s in the rules, that if you win or are in the top three, you’ve got to come to the Prize-Giving,” Reid told RacingNews365.com.

“We will have a briefing from Peter [Bayer, FIA Secretary General for Motor Sport under the previous administration] tomorrow.

“No doubt, some of these things will be included, just of the key issues that we need to address between now and the New Year.”


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RacingNews365.com reports that if the FIA wants to escalate the matter they will refer it to either the International Tribunal, or a panel of stewards at the next Grand Prix.

Reid also confirmed that the review of the events of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, that the FIA has committed to performing, will fall on the new administration.

“It does fall under my deputy presidency because Jean committed to a full review. As of now, we take that over.

“It’s not good for the sport when there’s so much contention but, also, there’s history in the sport, there’s jeopardy in the sport.

“I think we just need a fair and level playing field for everybody. The FIA’s role is exactly that, to ensure there’s a level playing field and ensure that the sport is safe,” Reid concluded.

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