George Russell demands ‘transparency’ from FIA over Susie Wolff’s complaint

Susie Wolff and Toto Wolff were investigated by the FIA regarding a conflict of interst earlier in the year.


George Russell demands ‘transparency’ from FIA over Susie Wolff’s complaint

George Russell and Susie Wolff (Via: Imago)

The world of F1 has been dominated by off-track controversies in 2024 rather than the on-track action. The latest saga to join the ever-growing list is the F1 Academy Sporting Director, Susie Wolff‘s filed complaint against the governing body.

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Earlier this year, the FIA launched a conflict of interest investigation into Susie Wolff and Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff, regarding a conflict of interest. They were later cleared but since the recent complaint by the former, George Russell has called for transparency on the part of the FIA.

Russell feels the sooner the FIA responds the better it will be.

As drivers, we have a role within the teams, and you trust that the leaders in this sport have the best interests at their heart rather than their own interestsI think it goes back to the transparency side of things. If things are transparent and we see the outcome of these cases, we all have a chance to judge for ourselves with all of the facts and figures in front of us. 
George Russell said in an interview with Silverarrows.net

Susie Wolff and Toto Wolff’s reputations have taken a massive hit since FIA’s probe into them. Several prominent personalities of the sport have raised their voice against the FIA and like Russell, have asked for the utmost transparency.

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George Russell claims Mercedes is still ‘understanding’ its W15

While George Russell has taken the time to ask the FIA to be more transparent regarding the ongoing controversies, the Brit has quite a few other things to deal with at Mercedes. The team is yet to unlock W15’s maximum performance.

George Russell
George Russell (Via: Imago)

Russell believes that the 2024 F1 season is only two rounds down and thus, the Brackley-based team has not fully got on top of its challenger.

I think it’s also important just to remember we’ve only done three days of practice, and two races, and I think if you compare that to a football team – if they’ve done three days of training together the first two games of the season they’ll still be understanding how to get the most out of each other and maximise the team.
George Russell said in an interview with F1

The F1 carnival is currently in Melbourne for the ongoing Australian Grand Prix weekend. After FP1, Russell and Hamilton were P3 and P9 respectively, it has been a decent start for Mercedes but considering the nature of Albert Park, qualifying could prove to be key at the event.

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