Formula 1: Sexist comments ‘do not reflect’ FIA boss Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s beliefs

Mohammed Ben Sulayem is quoted on an archived version of his old website saying he does “not like women who think they are smarter than men”. The FIA spokesperson said: “The remarks in this archived website from 2001 do not reflect the president’s beliefs.”. The incident is the latest in a series of controversies that have embroiled Ben Sulayem since he became FIA president. It said that Ben Sulayem’s comments had “overstepped the bounds of both the FIA’s remit and its contractual rights” and added that the FIA “may be liable” for any damage to Liberty’s value. Ben Sulayem has also this year caused controversy by appearing to support a bid by the US-based Andretti organisation to set up an 11th F1 team.

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