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Wolff-FIA saga latest in F1 'meteorite shower' of problems

F1 has come under pressure off-track despite on-track action returning this month.

Susie Toto Wolff
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Former F1 world champion Damon Hill believes the latest in a "meteorite shower of accusations" within the sport is "very serious".

F1 Academy managing director Susie Wolff has confirmed she has filed a criminal complaint against the FIA following how accusations against her and husband, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff, were dealt with at the end of last year.

In a statement released ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, Wolff said: "I can confirm that I have personally filed a criminal complaint in the French courts on the 4 March in relation to the statements made about me by the FIA last December.

“There has still not been any transparency or accountability in relation to the conduct of the FIA and its personnel in this matter.

“I feel more than ever it is important to stand up, call out improper behaviour and make sure people are held to account.

“Whilst some may think silence absolves them from responsibility - it does not.”

It is the latest in a number of off-track sagas the sport has had to deal with recently, from Christian Horner's ongoing turbulence at Red Bull following allegations made against him earlier this year, to the now-closed case involving FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem, in which he was accused of trying to tamper with races.

Reacting to Wolff's statement on X, 1996 world champion Hill said: "F1 under a meteorite shower of accusations right now.

"Criminal complaint is very serious though. Need I say?"

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