FIA chief reportedly under investigation for alleged interference in F1 race

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  • Investigation relates to Alonso’s 10-second penalty at Saudi GP
  • Report claims Mohammed ben Sulayem acted to cancel penalty

The FIA president, Mohammed ben Sulayem, is reportedly under investigation for allegedly interfering with the result of a Formula One race.

According to the BBC, a report by the motorsport governing body’s compliance officer, Paolo Basarri, to the ethics committee claims Ben Sulayem acted to overturn a ­10-second penalty given to Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso at the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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