Mohammed Ben Sulayem assures that he will spend as much time as it is necessary in order to improve Formula 1.
It goes without saying that Formula 1 is the biggest FIA championship and it needs special attention from the governing body. The new FIA president has spoken about how much time he will allocate to F1.
“I’ll have to devote as much time as needed for Formula 1. I have made myself independent from my work, from anything that will take me away from the FIA,” Sulayem said.
“This is a mission. This is not going to be a part-time [job], and I cannot base myself in the UAE or another place.
“I will be here in France. I will stick to what I plan to do and what I said: it is going to take a lot of time. How much time I don’t know, but as much as is needed.”
F1 will have a lot of changes in the coming years. In 2022, new technical regulations will be introduced, while in 2026, there will be modifications to power units. Sulayem admits that he needs to learn about all the changes to have an opinion about them.
“As much as I was in the World Council, there wasn’t much clarity about information that was given to us,” he told Motorsport.com.
“I have to look into it, first of all, and I will make sure that my holiday won’t be that long. I will make sure I read it and I prepare, because you’re talking about the future of the pinnacle discipline in motorsport.
“I have to listen, I have to read it first, and also with the input of the manufacturers. So I cannot give you any direction unless I read, unless I know what’s going on honestly.
“If I say anything, I’m blind now to say anything, so I have to go back and then come back to you. Give me a few months and then I will answer your question clearly.”