Lewis Hamilton accuses F1 stewards of potential ‘bias’ towards specific drivers

The seven-time world champion, who was controversially denied an eighth title at the season finale in 2021, suggested there was institutionalised favouritism the sport had to address. “We need to make sure we get non-biased stewards,” he said. The FIA assigns to each race four stewards, at least one of whom will be a driver who has raced at a competitive level. “We need professionalism in the steward’s room,” he said. “I don’t think there is conscious bias to be honest. Most important, whether we talk about race direction or the stewards there needs to be a standard. “We have all been on the end of stewards’ decisions we have been unhappy about,” he said. “I don’t think there is an intended bias, I am not aware of stewards travelling with drivers to races. Giving a better infrastructure for clearer decisions and clearer regulations is something that should be strived for but I certainly don’t think there has been any bias from stewards through the last seasons.”.

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