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Mercedes rivals deny tipping FIA regarding investigation into Toto and Susie Wolff

The 2023 F1 season is still largely unknown, but the news never stops.

On Tuesday, the sport’s governing body announced that a compliance investigation into Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is underway and that he is suspected of having been provided with confidential information by someone within F1 Management (FOM). issued a statement stating that. This statement was made in response to a report from. Business F1 Various team representatives noted that Wolff shared information during the meeting that other team representatives did not know.

The report from Business F1 Susie Wolfe also outlined her speculations.the current direction of the F1 academy may have something to do with it.

The FIA’s statement was met with fierce denial from F1 as well as Mercedes, which represents Toto Wolff and his wife Susie Wolff.And in the wake of that The team representative later reported The nine other teams involved in tipping off F1 and who have launched investigations issued coordinated statements on Wednesday denying all involvement but also supporting the F1 academy and its director Susie Wolff.

The statements are all pretty much the same, denying any involvement and expressing support for both Susie Wolff and the F1 Academy.

You can see all 9 statements here:

Susie Wolff was appointed managing director of the F1 Academy in March 2023 after five years as team principal of Formula E’s Venturi Racing.

According to a report from Business F1, rival team boss Concerns arose that the Wolfs had shared confidential information with FOM. Furthermore, a report from Business F1 He also said there were concerns about whether information discussed at the team representative meeting was passed on to FOM executives through the couple.

However, all nine other teams are now on record to deny having raised such concerns.

Something doesn’t add up and adds more drama to the situation, reports Andrew Benson. bbc sports On Tuesday night, it was announced that FIA president Mohamed Ben Sulayem may be on thin ice.as Benson wrote on Tuesday.,”[a] A number of sources told BBC Sport at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last month that F1 owner Liberty Media will not be patient if Ben Sulayem continues to behave in a manner considered detrimental to the sport by bigwigs. He will likely consider parting ways with the F1 organization. F.I.A. ”

However, Benson said the relationship between the FIA ​​and F1 had “smoothed out” by the time such a move was considered at the end of the 2022 season.

The plot gets darker…

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