FIA President Muhammed Ben Sulayem Referred to Ethics Committee Over Las Vegas Grand Prix Allegations

Muhammed Ben Sulayem, the FIA president, is under investigation for the second time as he faces allegations of instructing officials to withhold a safety certificate ahead of the Las Vegas Grand Prix last year.

This unusual accusation adds to the recent controversy surrounding Formula One.

Verstappen’s Press Conference Amidst Turmoil

As these allegations surface, Max Verstappen, the renowned driver, addresses the press in Jeddah for the first time since his father Jos Verstappen claimed that Red Bull would ‘explode’ if Christian Horner continued as the team principal.

The Formula One landscape is currently dominated by controversies, with the Horner saga at the forefront since early February.

Ben Sulayem’s Troubles Unfold

Muhammed Ben Sulayem, 62, is facing multiple accusations, including allegedly ordering officials to overturn a penalty for Fernando Alonso at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The recent complaint over the handling of the Las Vegas Grand Prix adds another layer to the ongoing turmoil within Formula One’s leadership.

Insider Insights and Allegations

Insiders suggest that Ben Sulayem’s adversaries within the ‘Piranha Club’ are actively working to undermine him.

It has been claimed that construction works may have contributed to delays in safety inspections, adding complexity to the unfolding situation.

Despite this, Mail Sport reveals that Ben Sulayem personally certified the Las Vegas circuit just before the race, allowing the event to proceed as planned.

FIA’s Official Response

The FIA has released an official statement acknowledging the concerns and stating that the compliance department is meticulously assessing the allegations.

The compliance officer is actively investigating potential misconduct involving certain members of the governing body, emphasizing the importance of following due process in such matters.

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