Sulayem’s arrival on the helm of the FIA comes simply days after F1 has discovered its picture tarnished within the wake of the security automotive restart that determined the world championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has already introduced plans for a probe into the occasions of Abu Dhabi, and Sulayem has stated he needs to attend for the complete findings from the investigation to be offered earlier than deciding on the most effective plan of action.
He thinks it will be fully unsuitable of him to make knee-jerk responses with out totally understanding the circumstances of what occurred.
“We are going to look into the principles and we’re certain that, if any state of affairs like this happens sooner or later, we could have an instantaneous resolution for it,” he stated throughout a press convention in Paris. “Or we keep away from it even.
“There are such a lot of areas that we will enhance. We can not simply sit and say we’re good. No, it is not sufficient in a sport as heavy, I might say, and as vital [as F1].”
Sulayem could have direct authority over whether or not or not F1 sticks with race director Michael Masi, whose future has been the topic of intense hypothesis in latest days.
Requested if he had full confidence within the Australian, he stated: “Why will we soar? We’ll have to truly look into the matter.
“I’m simply newly elected, and I’ll look into the matter tomorrow. I’ve a gathering with the employees, and I’ll look into each single matter that may be improved.
“However I positively won’t simply soar to a conclusion on choices with out going again to my group.”
Mohammed Bin Sulayem with Jean Todt, FIA President
Picture by: Sutton Pictures
Sulayem is effectively conscious concerning the challenges he faces in his function at a time when the governing physique’s credibility has been questioned, and has vowed to step down from different duties outdoors of the FIA in a bid to assist him think about his new function.
“When you speak to me concerning the credibility of the FIA, sure, we lie on good buildings, and [with] good groups,” he stated.
“However there may be at all times a spot for enchancment. We simply need to look the place can we enhance.
“One factor is that I’ll dedicate myself, and I’m not going to have another job besides being the President of the FIA.
“I stepped down from all of my different duties. I’m not going to do anything. And I am not going to be a burden on the FIA.
“I’ll focus with ardour, with the suitable group, and I’ve a very good group, and we’re asking for even a greater group. So for this reason the FIA is credible.”