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Hamilton keen for 'everyone' to see the FIA's full report

Lewis Hamilton has shared his thoughts on what he hopes will come of the FIA's report into the controversial events of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton has expressed his hope that "everyone" will get to see the FIA's report into the events of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It was confirmed in the aftermath of the controversial end to the 2021 season that an investigation into what happened would take place. Since then, "detailed discussions" regarding the race were held at the latest F1 Commission meeting on 14 February. Just days later, the FIA announced that a restructuring of the governance team had taken place , which included Michael Masi being replaced as Race Director for the 2022 season, as well as various other changes. Meanwhile, the full report of the FIA's investigation is due to be published over the weekend of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on 18-20 March.

Hamilton hopes F1 can "move forwards in a positive light"

There has already been some reaction to the FIA's restructuring from Mercedes, with Team Principal Toto Wolff stating that he felt the action taken was "very encouraging" , particularly in terms of creating a better "support structure for the Race Director". Hamilton, meanwhile, said that it was positive to see that the FIA were "taking steps to make improvements" . The seven-time World Champion has not yet viewed the investigation report, though, and admits that he is keen for this to be seen by everyone in order for there to be a "better understanding". "I've not seen it. I didn't think it was out yet," Hamilton told media including RacingNews365.com . "I'm excited to see the results from that report. I think hopefully everyone will get to see it, and to have perhaps a better understanding of everything. "I think ultimately, like everything, it's down to understanding where we've been, so we can move forwards in a positive light." Hamilton joined new teammate George Russell to launch Mercedes' new challenger, the W13, on 18 February, and went on to test the car for the first time at Silverstone .

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