FIA ends controversial conflict of interest inquiry into Toto and Susie Wolff

The statement added that there was “no ongoing investigation” into the matter. The statement followed an article in Business F1 magazine claiming that a number of team principals had raised concerns with the FIA about the potential for confidential information passing between Mercedes and F1 through the Wolffs. The FIA’s decision to launch the compliance inquiry led to robust statements from F1 and Mercedes rejecting the accusations and making clear their frustration with the FIA’s handling of the matter. The F1 team statements seemed to undermine the basis for both the article and the FIA’s investigation. There is unease both inside the FIA and elsewhere in F1 about the way the direction of the governing body under Ben Sulayem.

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