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Challenging FIA Decisions In Formula One: What Options Do F1 Teams Have?

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Thursday, 16 June 2022 By Yeva Agayan

The conclusion to the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) was one of the most controversial in recent history and led to an FIA inquiry into the decision to allow only some lapped cars to unlap themselves, which ended up with Max Verstappen winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Formula One World Driver’s Championship. The results of the inquiry were presented to the F1 teams; and although the full report was not disclosed to the public, an executive summary was made available and sent to the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

Understanding the process and the way in which the FIA rules work is particularly important in F1 due to its dynamic nature and the various often complicated technical rule changes that are being introduced by the FIA every season to try to improve the sport. Accordingly, this article will examine:

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Yeva Agayan

Yeva Agayan

Yeva is an associate in the litigation team at Brown Rudnick LLP and is based in the firm’s London office. Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Yeva was an associate in the litigation and arbitration team at Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. Yeva holds BSc in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics and Political Science and LPC with MSc in Law and Business from the University of Law. Yeva is originally from Ukraine and is a native Ukrainian and Russian speaker. 

Her dispute resolution experience includes High Court litigation, arbitration and asset tracing and recovery cases. She advises clients on general commercial disputes across a wide range of sectors including financial services, technology and sport. Yeva also advises clients on disputes of multi-jurisdictional nature, including bringing civil and criminal proceedings in jurisdictions in both the EU and outside the EU.

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  • Mark Boudreau

    • 21 June 2022 at 13:08
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    Excellent and informative article Yeva,


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