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FIA confirm controversial Belgian GP will be discussed at next F1 Commission meeting

Jean Todt says the FIA, Formula 1 and the teams will discuss how a repeat of the controversial events at the Belgian Grand Prix can be avoided in the future.

FIA President Jean Todt has confirmed that Formula 1 stakeholders will carefully review what can be learned from the Belgian Grand Prix at the next F1 Commission on October 5. Many drivers were unhappy about F1's approach during the Belgian GP, which was eventually called off after a second restart attempt at 18:17 CET. Lewis Hamilton has called for the 75,000 spectators who attended Spa-Francorchamps to get their money back . Half points were awarded to the top 10 drivers despite only one lap being officially completed. This was another topic which multiple drivers did not agree with after the race. "The FIA, together with Formula 1 and the teams, will carefully review the regulations to see what can be learned and improved for the future," said Todt. "The findings, including the topic of points allocation, will be added to the agenda of the next F1 Commission meeting on October 5." F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says the sport will work with the Belgian GP promoter to see what can be done for disappointed fans. Todt, who will step down as FIA President later this year, expressed his sympathy for the spectators who endured a disappointing Sunday. "This year's Belgian Grand Prix presented extraordinary challenges," continued Todt. "The weather windows predicted by the forecasters did not appear throughout the day, and while a small window did appear late in the day during which there was an attempt to start the race, conditions quickly worsened again. "Therefore, due to the lack of visibility created by the spray behind the cars, we could not run the full race in sufficiently safe conditions for the drivers, marshals as well as the brave spectators who waited for many hours in the rain, for whom I am very sorry. This has been recognised by all stakeholders."

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