The FIA has broken its silence over the Oscar Piastri and Daniel Ricciardo driver
debacle at McLaren and Alpine. FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem claimed
the FIA would solve the issue through their own means instead of teams having to go to court.
He posted: “The FIA’s Driver Contract Recognition Board (CRB) was set up to deal with
contract priority issues between drivers and F1 teams. That's why we rely on their decision to resolve any conflict.”
The CRB was set up to determine the legality of driver contracts and settle disputes between teams.
The group is made up of independent lawyers and aims to settle issues within a few days.
The body was set up after Michael Schumacher signed for Benetton
despite having agreed to discuss a contract with Jordan for the 1991 season.