Toto Wolff gives verdict on Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s FIA presidency

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Mohammed Ben Sulayem became the FIA president in the immediate aftermath of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Toto Wolff gives thoughts on how he did so far.

Mohammed Ben Sulayem didn’t have an easy job ahead of him when he took over the FIA presidency from Jean Todt, immediately after the controversial 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

In the final moments of that race race director Michael Masi broke the rules which govern the use of the Safety Car, and basically handed the race win and the 2021 title to Max Verstappen.

Therefore Ben Sulayem’s first order of business was launching an investigation into what happened in Abu Dhabi.

Now, more than eight months later, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff gives his thoughts on Ben Sulayem’s presidency so far.


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“I believe [Ben Sulayem] has shown his approach to the way he makes decisions,” the Austrian told the Italian version of Motorsport.com.

“Each person has their own characteristics, and I think the main goal is always to be transparent, then you have to provide for good management, and that’s what I’ve seen so far.

“There will be obstacles along the way. Mohammed’s organisation has yet to settle into some roles, but I am happy with how it is progressing.

“They are open-minded, they are not pointed and as far as I am concerned, they are transparent, honest and have integrity,” Wolff concluded.

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