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How the FIA/Wolff case could shape F1’s political landscape

OPINION: The FIA investigation into Toto and Susie Wolff over a potential breach of compliance rules and a possible conflict of interest has erupted a Formula 1 political landscape shift. But how it settles down could hint at what the future holds for the teams, the FIA and FOM

It is often said that nothing brings a body of people together like a common enemy. The unity that can thrive when all parties are united against the same target can be truly powerful.

That is why the ever-changing dynamics of the relationship between F1 teams on one side, and the FIA/FOM on the other, has been fascinating to observe for decades now. As an example, long-time F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone had to divide and conquer the teams to prevent becoming their common enemy, for he knew he could rule the roost much better if they were fighting each other rather than coming together against him.

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