FIA sent message from Pierre Gasly over Lewis Hamilton row as driver talks continue

“As drivers we all kind of agree on the fact that we would like more communication between what we feel is right and what they (the FIA) think is right, and then trying to find a compromise.”

Hamilton has previously suggested that the spat with the FIA is undoing the good work done to improve the sport. He said: “I mean, this whole safety thing man. When they told me about the jewellery, they were saying safety is everything. I said, ‘Well, what’s happened for the last 16 years? I’ve had jewellery on for 16 years. So was safety not an issue back then?’”

He added: “I feel like it’s almost like a step backwards if you think of the steps we’re taking as a sport and the more important issues and causes that we need to focus on.

“It seems unnecessary to get into this spat. I think we’ve made such great strides for the sport… and this is such a small thing.”

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