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FIA give reaction to Hamilton's 'biased stewards' comments

The FIA have responded to Lewis Hamilton's recent comments that hinted at "biased" stewarding in Formula 1.

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F1's governing body, the FIA, have offered a response to Lewis Hamilton's suggestion of "biased" stewarding, stressing that officials carry out their duties "with impartiality and the utmost professionalism".

Hamilton made the comments as the paddock assembled for F1 testing in Barcelona, calling on the sport to ensure "unbiased" stewards are in place, implying some have formed close relationships with certain drivers.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff sought to play down Hamilton's remarks, with Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner also expressing his view that there are no intentional biases being shown by the stewards.

FIA respond to Hamilton's comments

Now, the FIA have offered their own response in an effort to erase any doubts there may be about the impartiality of the stewards.

"The FIA is proud of its global stewarding pathway that connects and develops the most talented stewards from across motorsport," an FIA spokesperson told RacingNews365.com.

"This has resulted in a strong, independent and experienced group of officials who carry out their work with impartiality and the utmost professionalism."

The FIA recently announced a restructuring of Race Control for the 2022 season, following last year's controversial finale in Abu Dhabi, with Michael Masi being replaced by two new Race Directors – Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas.

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