Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and co ‘dissatisfied’ with FIA as tensions spill over

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Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and different F1 stars are ‘not completely happy’ with the FIA as ‘dissatisfaction’ builds within the paddock after a collection of points this season. BBC Sport’s Andrew Benson advised Radio 5 Dwell: “Yesterday within the press convention, drivers have been requested are you content and glad with the best way the FIA president and the FIA are operating the game.

“None of them needed to reply, it was actually awkward… Lengthy story quick, nobody is basically proud of the FIA in the intervening time.” The problem comes after a collection of disagreements this season have angered groups and drivers.

The FIA have been criticised for his or her dealing with of the Monaco Grand Prix after delaying the beginning on account of mild rain. Benson claims groups have been requested to suit excessive moist tyres simply minutes earlier than the beginning inflicting pandemonium on the grid.

He additionally advised groups have been advised they wanted to suit full moist tyres on the second begin 20 seconds after the cut-off time for the tyres to be fitted. Benson added: “It’s a joke and the groups will not be completely happy about it.

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Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and co 'dissatisfied' with FIA as tensions spill over

F1 stars have criticised the FIA’s dealing with of the game (Picture: Getty)

“It feeds into this factor that we’ve got been speaking about for a couple of races now, a common dissatisfaction on the approach the FIA is conducting itself on quite a few totally different ranges.” FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem was not too long ago slammed for feedback he made about Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

He advised drivers shouldn’t be pushing their views on others after each Hamilton and Vettel have overtly campaigned on human rights points. Ben Sulayem mentioned: “Now, Vettel drives a rainbow bicycle, Lewis is enthusiastic about human rights and Norris addresses psychological well being. All people has the precise to suppose. To me, it’s about deciding whether or not we must always impose our beliefs in one thing over the game on a regular basis.”

The FIA was pressured to backtrack on this, with Ben Sulayem claiming he has all the time believed in utilizing sports activities as a ‘catalyst for progress in society’. Final month, the FIA refused to place a barrier in at Miami’s flip 13 after Carlos Sainz crashed on Friday.

The Spaniard raised the difficulty on the driver’s briefing however was advised no motion could be taken.

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Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and co 'dissatisfied' with FIA as tensions spill over

Mohammed Ben Sulayem criticised Hamilton and Vettel (Picture: Getty)

Esteban Ocon then crashed on the identical nook on Saturday, leaving drivers equivalent to Lando Norris to name out the FIA’s mistake. The governing physique has additionally been embroiled in a prolonged debate with drivers over jewelry with Vettel claiming Hamilton had been ‘focused’.

F1 staff bosses additionally requested for six dash races forward of the season to money in on among the sports activities’ new curiosity. Nevertheless, it’s understood this was blocked by the FIA who demanded more money as compensation for operating a race as an alternative of a observe session.

This all comes simply months after the fiasco on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which left many questioning the sports activities’ equity.


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