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Wolff allegations officially dropped by FIA


FIA drops investigation in Wolffs


All the F1 teams came out and fervently denied making any allegation about the Wolffs in recent days. Indeed Susie Wolff made a public announcement herself denying the allegations being investigated by the FIA and suggested it was rooted in mysogonistic bias. In her statement released across social media it read,


I am deeply insulted but sadly unsurprised by the public allegations.....It is disheartening that my integrity is being called into question in such a manner.

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In the strongest possible terms, I reject these allegations.

Susie Wolff












The highly controversial claims seem to have come from the Business F1 magazine (Reuters) who had claimed some team principals had raised concerns about possible leaks of information from private meetings. A Statement from the FIA read,


The FIA can confirm that there is no ongoing investigation in terms of ethical or disciplinary inquiries involving any individuals.

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As the regulator, the FIA has a duty to maintain the integrity of global motorsport. The FIA reaffirms its commitment to integrity and fairness.

Formula One's governing body closed the investigation of Toto and Susie Wolff on Thursday, saying it was satisfied with existing compliance measures and was not investigating any individual and that it was satisfied Formula One Management (FOM)'s compliance management system was robust enough to prevent any unauthorised disclosure of confidential information.


Since the statement was released by the FIA, Susie Wolff has returned to her social voice to provide a response.


For two days, insinuations have been made about my integrity in public and through background briefings, but nobody from the FIA has spoken to me directly.

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I was extremely thankful for the unified support of the Formula One teams.

She also added that the events had taken place without transparency and that the events were not good enough and as a sport, we should demand better.


It does strike me that the FIA has come under criticism for investigating the allegations made, however surely it is their duty to do just that? In light of what came only days later, they easily proved her innocense and dropped the case. They seem to have done exactly what they should have in these circumstances and the right outcome reached. If any wrong doing had happened and the FIA hadn't investigated I'm sure a lot more would have been made.





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