Letter from FIA Members for Sport of MENA Region and FIA Members of ACTAC sub-region


Statement regarding the false allegations against the FIA President Mr. Mohammad Ben Sulayem:

The FIA Members for Sport for MENA Region and ACTAC Sub-Region were deeply concerned regarding the claims against the FIA President Mr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem of potential interference in sporting decisions during Formula One events in 2023. 

Knowing that Mr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been committed to promoting transparency within the FIA since he was elected president of the FIA, his full co-operation with the FIA Ethics Committee and the Compliance department during the 30 days of investigations is highly regarded.  

The Ethics Committee were unanimous in their determination that there was no evidence to substantiate allegations of interference of any kind involving the FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem and strong evidence beyond any reasonable doubt was presented to support the determination of the FIA Ethics Committee. 

The FIA President was cleared of any wrongdoing regarding allegations to have interfered with the Stewards’ decision at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023 and cleared of any wrongdoing regarding allegations to have attempted to interfere with the track certification process for the Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023.  

The FIA Members for Sport for MENA Region and ACTAC Sub-Region condemn, and at the same time profoundly disappointed with the unjust and relentless attempt to undermine the integrity of the FIA Leadership by such unfaithful allegations to serve narrow personal agendas, and we strongly encourage the FIA administration to initiate legal actions against those responsible for those allegations against the FIA President. 

We are confident that Mr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem will continue to serve the FIA and its Members in a transparent manner implementing the FIA Code of Ethics as top priority. 

We also would like to assert our support to Mr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s leadership of the FIA and will continue our co-operation with him in his efforts to serve and develop the FIA and its Members.