Formula One's governing body, the FIA, has decided to halt its investigation into Toto and Susie Wolff, a power couple in the F1 world, stating satisfaction with existing compliance measures and clarifying that no specific individuals are being investigated.
Earlier, the FIA had raised concerns about a potential conflict of interest and confidential information transfer, prompting responses from Mercedes F1 and Susie Wolff, who heads the all-female F1 Academy series.
Despite media speculation, the FIA, in a statement, confirmed that no ongoing investigation involves ethical or disciplinary inquiries into any individuals and highlighted the robustness of Formula One Management's compliance management system.
In response to the initial announcement, Mercedes F1 and Susie Wolff had defended Toto Wolff, the team principal, and Susie Wolff herself, expressing confidence in their compliance and integrity. The F1 Academy, under Susie Wolff's leadership, enjoys support from all 10 F1 teams, and she reports directly to Formula One chief executive Stefano Domenicali.
Team principals from various F1 teams publicly supported Toto and Susie Wolff, refuting claims of official complaints and reinforcing their trust in the compliance measures of Formula One Management.
The FIA, as the motorsport regulator, emphasized its commitment to maintaining the integrity of global motorsport, asserting that there is no ongoing investigation involving individuals. Susie Wolff, in her statement, decried the speculation as deeply insulting and criticized what she described as intimidatory and misogynistic behavior focusing on her marital status rather than her capabilities.
Mercedes also denounced the speculation, stating that it wrongly impinges on the integrity and compliance of their team principal, Toto Wolff. Formula One, owned by Liberty Media, expressed complete confidence that the allegations are unfounded.