Following the FIA’s announcement that it had started an investigation into a possible information leak, Mercedes and FOM issued statements in response…
Mercedes said in a statement: “We have seen a statement from the FIA in response to unsubstantiated allegations from a media outlet linking them to a Mercedes team boss.
The team has not received any communication from the FIA privacy department on this subject, it was surprising to learn from the media statement about the investigation.
We completely reject the allegations in the statement and related media reporting, which wrongly compromise the integrity and compliance of our team leader.
We invite full, prompt and transparent correspondence from the FIA Privacy Office regarding this investigation and its contents.”
A Formula 1 statement said: “We have drawn attention to a public statement from the FIA that was not communicated to us in advance.
We fully believe the allegations are false. We have robust processes and procedures in place to ensure that information and responsibilities are shared in the event of a potential conflict of interest.”
The conflict between Formula 1 and FIA president Mohammed bin Sulayem continues.
Source: F1 News
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