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Toto Wolff

Stewards deliver verdict after Mercedes and Ferrari summoned in Abu Dhabi

Toto Wolff and Frederic Vasseur started their weekends in Abu Dhabi with a trip to the Stewards regarding comments they made last time out in Las Vegas.

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Both Toto Wolff and Frederic Vasseur have received a formal warning following a trip to the Stewards in Abu Dhabi.

The Team Principal duo were summoned over an alleged breach of Article 12.2.1.f of the International Sporting Code.

It states that "any words, deeds or writings that have caused moral injury or loss to the FIA, its bodies, its members or its executive officers, and more generally on the interest of motor sport and on the values defended by the FIA."

The matter revolved around comments that were made during the FIA press conference last weekend in Las Vegas.

The Stewards found that the Mercedes and Ferrari personnel did breach the related article and highlighted its unacceptable nature due to Wolff and Vasseur's “high public profile” within the motorsport community.

In the case of Wolff, the Stewards found that “the use of the language concerned was in this case unusual and was provoked by an abrupt interjection during the Press Conference and therefore cannot be regarded as typical from this Team Principal”.

Vasseur, meanwhile, “was extremely upset and frustrated by the incident that had occurred in FP1 and that language such as this, by him, was not usual”, according to the Stewards.

Both men were issued with a formal warning.

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