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Russell urges FIA not to 'sweep Abu Dhabi report under the carpet'

Russell urges FIA not to 'sweep Abu Dhabi report under the carpet'

Russell urges FIA not to 'sweep Abu Dhabi report under the carpet'

Russell urges FIA not to 'sweep Abu Dhabi report under the carpet'

George Russell has called on the FIA to publish its full report into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix "as soon as possible" and not let it be "swept under the carpet".

The FIA World Motor Sport Council will meet on Saturday to discuss the events of last year's F1 season finale.

As a consequence of the controversial events where Lewis Hamilton missed out on a record-breaking eighth title after a late safety car, Michael Masi was removed from his position of race director and replaced by a new race management structure.

The FIA has not committed to publishing its full report but after F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali put pressure on the governing body not to keep its findings private, Grand Prix Drivers' Association director Russell added his voice to this cause.

"It's very important [for it] to be published as soon as possible," said Russell.

"Obviously, the events that unfolded in Abu Dhabi were not to the standards that all of us expect.

"For all of us Formula 1 drivers, fans, teams, clarity is needed and it is important.

"The issue that faced it was in the past, we obviously do need to move on, but it can't just be swept under the carpet so we need to see the outcome."

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