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FIA President Ben Sulayem Gives Up Involvement in F1 Racing



FIA President Ben Sulayem Gives Up Involvement in F1 Racing

A report states that FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem has relinquished active management of Formula 1.

Sportsmail reports that Ben Sulayem will continue as the head of the governing body, but Nikolas Tombazis, the FIA Director of Single-Seater Racing, will serve as the primary point of communication with Formula 1 and its teams.

According to reports, Ben Sulayem communicated his plans to withdraw from Formula 1 involvement in an email sent to the F1 teams on Monday afternoon.

The letter states, “The aim I set was to become a president without executive responsibilities, achieved through the hiring of a team of professional managers, which is now largely accomplished.”

The letter continues, “Henceforth, Nikolas and his team will be your primary source of communication for all matters related to Formula 1, while I will concentrate on overarching issues with my leadership team.”

In recent weeks, Ben Sulayem has faced criticism, and the relationship between Formula 1 and its governing body has become increasingly strained.

Ben Sulayem’s labeling of the reported $20 billion valuation of the sport as “inflated” sparked the anger of Formula 1, leading to a letter from the series’ lawyers to the FIA. The lawyers accused Ben Sulayem of exceeding his authority.


Additionally, remarks from his personal website that have resurfaced quote him as saying, “I don’t like women who believe they are smarter than men.”

As accusations of sexism were leveled against him, the FIA came to Ben Sulayem’s defense, maintaining that the words do not embody his beliefs.

The FIA has faced criticism for its ban on drivers making unapproved political and personal statements, which led to a response from F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali earlier this week.

According to a report, Ben Sulayem, who took over as FIA President from Jean Todt in 2021, faces a challenge in securing a second four-year term. Meanwhile, the team boss of Ferrari, Frederic Vasseur, believes that the conflict surrounding Ben Sulayem will ease once the 2023 racing season begins.

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