Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Inquiry Underway, Lewis Hamilton to Decide Racing Career Pending Outcome of Investigation

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Inquiry Underway, Lewis Hamilton to Decide Racing Career Pending Outcome of Investigation

Byron Pillay
January 13, 2022 at 3:31 PM
  • An inquiry into the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is underway currently by Formula 1's governing body
  • Lewis Hamilton will decide on his future in motorsport pending the outcome of an inquiry into the Abu Dhabi race
  • Lewis Hamilton has remained silent since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as rumours over his future continue to swirl

The 2022 Formula 1 season will get underway in March but no one is certain whether Lewis Hamilton will be competing or not.

Lewis Hamilton has remained silent on his future since the controversial Abu Dhabi season-ending race in which Max Verstappen won the won title.

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Lewis Hamilton is still silent on whether he will race or not but will make his decision after the FIA's inquiry. Image: Lars Baron/ Bryn Lennon
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The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) has since launched an inquiry into the race and will be speaking to everyone involved, including race director Michael Masi, SkySports confirmed.

The FIA, which is motorsport's governing body hopes to complete the inquiry by 3 February 2022. They have promised that the process will be thorough, objective and transparent.

Wheels24 have since confirmed that Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 future depended on the outcome of the inquiry.

Support for Hamilton on social media has remained strong since the season ended, with many calling for an inquiry into the race from the moment the race ended.


"If F1 loses Hamilton, this entertainment business is finished"


"I don’t think I have ever seen an athlete take a defeat of this magnitude with such integrity and dignity as Susie Wolff mentioned. You are the true champion Lewis and the best that has ever raced in an F1 car. #IStandWithLewisHamilton"


"Lewis Hamilton was robbed, betrayed and cheated by his sport, by Michael Masi and by the FIA. #WeStandWithLewisHamilton #Hamilton #TeamLH"


"I'm so proud of all of you sir Lewis Hamilton fan's for keeping the pressure on and not dropping it because it's so obvious that the fia were hoping they could sweep it under the carpet otherwise they would have started to investigate before Monday!!!!"

South Africa's Shau Mafuna hired by Mercedes' Formula 1 team, gets approval from Lewis Hamilton

In other F1 news South Africa's Shau Mafuna will fly the flag high for Mzansi when he serves as a mechanical engineer for the Mercedes Formula 1 team in the 2022 season, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Mafuna has dual Belgian and South African citizenship and has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wits University as well as a Master's Degree in Motorsport Engineering from Oxford Brookes University.

Mafuna was hired for the post after working at the Mercedes' Work Experience Academy (WEA) programme Sportskeeda reported. The WEA programme encouraged youngsters from diverse backgrounds to get into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths fields.

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