The FIA issued a statement days after recent media reports that F1 team principals were in possession of confidential information last year.
The governing body has moved to issue a statement following recent media allegations suggesting that F1 team principals received confidential information from FOM (Formula One Management) employees.
Days after details of the report surfaced online, the FIA issued a statement saying it was aware of the speculation and that its compliance department was investigating the matter.
FIA issues statement in response to media reports
The FIA statement did not name the team principal, only saying that recent media reports about the team principal were being investigated by its compliance department.
“The FIA is aware of media speculation surrounding allegations that confidential information was passed by FOM officials to F1 team principals,” the statement said.
“The FIA Compliance Department is investigating this matter.”
In response to inquiries from PlanetF1.com, the FIA declined to comment further and said the situation had already been communicated to the governing body’s compliance department, headed by Paolo Vasari.
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The FIA Code of Ethics sets out confidentiality as one of its four key commitments, and Article 4 of the 2020 Ethics Booklet states: to them in the performance of their duties.
“Any information or opinions shall be published only in accordance with the principles, directives and objectives of the FIA and its members.”
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