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Wolff And Hamilton To Skip FIA Prize Giving

Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Principal, CEO and co-owner Toto Wolff and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton have both confirmed that they will skip tonight’s FIA prize giving following the controversy over last weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which saw Hamilton lose out to Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen in the race for the Driver’s championship.

The news comes after the Brackley-based outfit withdrew their protest over the results of Sunday’s Grand Prix.

Speaking during a 40 minute media briefing on Thursday, Toto Wolff said that his integrity will not allow him to attend the FIA event. The Austrian also stated that he hopes that Lewis Hamilton will continue racing in Formula One next season.

Wolff’s comments, his first on the matter since Sunday’s race come on the same day that his wife, and ROKiT Venturi Racing CEO Susie Wolff released a heartfelt statement with her feelings on the matter.

Lewis Hamilton finished second in the championship, eight points behind Max Verstappen while the Mercedes AMG PETONAS F1 Team won their record-breaking eighth consecutive Constructors championship.

By benjohnston31aolcom

My name is Ben Johnston and I am a freelance journalist who also owns and operates the IndyCar accredited website - I am currently seeking employment in the Journalism and media sector.

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