Mercedes and the FIA have reached an agreement that will allow Mercedes to receive some justice despite the fact that they are still unhappy and angry with the events that occurred in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix denying Lewis Hamilton his eighth championship win.
Despite the fact that Mercedes is still unhappy and furious with the events that occurred in Abu Dhabi and cost Sir Lewis Hamilton the World Championship, Mercedes and the FIA have reached an agreement that will allow Mercedes to receive some justice despite the fact that they are still unhappy and angry with the events that occurred.
According to BBC Sport, Mercedes has purportedly dropped their appeal because the FIA offered to fire Michael Masi and another FIA officer, Nikolas Tobazis, in exchange. Meanwhile, Mercedes continues to insist on and deny such acts, urging the FIA to take “necessary measures.”
Mercedes issued a statement stating that they have dropped their appeal because they have been guaranteed that this problem will be handled seriously and that significant action would be taken to ensure that the team receives some type of justice. The FIA is still investigating Masi’s coerced decision not to finish the race behind a safety car.
This move allowed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, who was on fresher tires, to pass the Brit and win his maiden championship.
Lewis Hamilton has not said anything on any of his social media accounts since the incident, not even when he was knighted, prompting some fans and Formula One professionals to believe that the seven-time World Champion may not return in 2022.
According to BBC Sport, the 37-year-old will not return to the sport until a conclusion is reached on the investigation because he has lost faith in Formula One’s governing body.