FIA quickly drops conflict of interest investigation into Toto and Susie Wolff

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  • Governing body announces Mercedes have no case to answer
  • Susie Wolff, F1 Academy managing director, condemns inquiry

Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, has backed down from its conflict of interest investigation into the Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, and his wife, Susie. By in effect admitting neither party had a case to answer it brings to a close what has been an extremely embarrassing episode for the FIA and its president, Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

On Tuesday the FIA had announced it was to investigate an allegation that confidential information was being passed between a team member and a member of the sport’s owners Formula One Management (FOM). It was centred on Wolff and his wife, who is the managing director of the F1 Academy, the all-female series run by FOM.

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Written by Giles Richards
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/dec/07/fia-drops-investigation-toto-susie-wolff-mercedes under the title “FIA quickly drops conflict of interest investigation into Toto and Susie Wolff”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.